The Miami Heat had a rough night on Monday, losing to the Boston Celtics 102-82 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
That loss evens the series 2-2 as it moves back to Miami.
While most of the Heat did quite poorly in Game 4, one player stood out with a good game: Victor Oladipo.
However, Oladipo’s performance was actually bittersweet as well.
Victor Oladipo outscored (23pts) the Heat starters (18pts) in Game 4😳
It's the fewest points by a team's starters in a playoff game since 1970-71. pic.twitter.com/2gb6kK3c9I
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) May 24, 2022
Oladipo, with his 23 points, outscored all of the Heat starters (18 points) in Game 4.
That’s the fewest points by a team’s starters in a playoff game since 1970.
So it was a good night for Oladipo – and a bad night for the rest of the Heat.
The Celtics figured the Heat out on Monday night.
No matter what Miami tried, Boston had an answer for them and repeatedly shut them down and limited their best players.
The starters for Miami ended up doing next to nothing.
P.J. Tucker, on the other hand, didn’t score a single point.
Neither did Max Strus.
That’s a whole lot of nothing from the Heat starters.
It was a tough game to watch for the Miami faithful, who were hoping the team could have stolen another win in Boston and taken a 3-1 lead.
Instead, they are now tasked with figuring out what went wrong and correcting things.
In the upcoming games, Oladipo will need to keep playing as he did.
However, the rest of the team will have to step it up too.