3 keys to Boston Celtics beating the Miami Heat in Game 4

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart(Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
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Well Boston Celtics fans, we find ourselves in a familiar hole.

The Celtics are down two games to one in a playoff series for the second consecutive series. First, it was against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Eventually, the Celtics ended up winning that series in seven games, with an incredible Game 7 performance at home.

This time, the Celtics find themselves in a similar position against the Miami Heat. They split the first two games in Miami, and things were looking really good for the C’s. But then on Saturday night, the Celtics laid an egg of a Game 3.

The Celtics lost Game 3, 109-103, and now they find themselves trailing in the Eastern Conference Finals two games to one.

The Boston Celtics in a familiar position against the Miami Heat

But it’s time to move forward. It’s time to start thinking about Game 4. This is the pivotal game of the series, hands down.

If the Celtics win, they tie the series at two apiece and have a renewed life to them. If Boston loses, then they have a very tough task of winning three games in a row to advance to the NBA Finals. However, it’s one game at a time and one possession at a time.

That’s why we need to look forward to Game 4. What exactly are the keys for the Celtics to end up victorious in Game 4 and tie up the series at 2-2? Let’s look at the three keys for the Boston Celtics to win Game 4 against the Miami Heat.