Miami Heat defeats Boston Celtics in game four

American Basketball Player Tyler Herro [Photo: USA Today]

Tyler Herro scored a career-high 37 points as the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 112-109 in game four of the Eastern Conference finals to lead the series 3-1 .

The Heat will book the NBA final place if they win game five on Friday. 

Jayson Tatum top-scored for the Celtics with 28 points, all in the second half.

On Herro, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said: “He has a great competitive humility about him.”

He has confidence. He has a fearlessness that is uncommon. But he’s humble enough to work, to be coachable, to take the mentorship from the veteran players that we have on our team, and he just continues to gain more confidence as we go.”

The Heat had held a 12-point advantage early in the third quarter before Tatum, who hadn’t scored in the first half, came to life with 16 points in the period to narrow the gap to just a solitary point at the start of the fourth.

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