After losing the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals at home to the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics looked done and headed for a sweep.
That seemed to be their fate even more so after they got blown out in Game 3 on a night in which it seemed like they simply quit in the second half.
After the loss, star wing Jaylen Brown said, “Don’t let us get one,” which seemed to be a polarizing quote, but the Celtics did get one by winning Game 4 in Miami, 116-99.
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They trailed by nine early in the fourth quarter, and it looked like they had vacation on their minds.
But Boston fought back in a fashion that had seldom been seen from them in these playoffs, building a double-digit lead shortly afterward and keeping the feisty Heat at bay for the rest of the game.
Brown didn’t have a great game and has struggled in this series thus far, but he is always prone to have a great game and to go off.
In the first round of the playoffs, he went over the 30-point mark three times to help Boston put away the Atlanta Hawks in six games.
However, the Celtics still have nearly no shot at coming back to win this series versus Miami and return to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors last summer.
Brown will have to conjure up some serious magic if his team is to become the first to overcome a 3-0 series deficit in league history.NEXT: Jayson Tatum Has A Surprising NBA Playoff Stat Since 2017