The Miami Heat were defeated by the Boston Celtics in Game 4, and the series is now all tied up at 2-2. While the Miami Heat did a good job of winning Game 3 on the road against the Boston Celtics, they simply did not have it offensively tonight, which led to a Boston Celtics blowout. The Boston Celtics won behind a 31-point performance from Jayson Tatum, and there's no question that he has continued to show that he is a superstar in this league during this series.
A lot of NBA fans reacted to the loss, with many of them criticizing the Miami Heat for their lackluster performance. The series should be headed back to Miami after this game though, and perhaps we'll see the Miami Heat win their next game there:
There is no doubt that the Miami Heat are facing a must-win situation next game, as some fans suggested. Winning Game 5 at home is extremely important, as they do not want to face elimination on the road.
Jimmy Butler had a down game today, only putting up 6 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist on 3-14 shooting. There's no doubt that Jimmy Butler has been playing really well during these playoffs, so this was an uncharacteristic performance. The Miami Heat will hope that he gets back to his superstar ways in the near future.
This is still anyone's series, even if a lot of people are favoring the Celtics to win and move on to the Finals. However, the Miami Heat's lack of shot creation and offense has shown in this game, and they'll hope Tyler Herro is back soon to help Jimmy Butler shoulder the offensive load.
There is potential for this series to go the entire 7 games, and it's clear that the two teams have been evenly matched thus far. It remains to be seen who comes out on top, but what we can be certain of is that the rest of the Eastern Conference Finals will be some must-watch basketball.