Sure enough, the Eastern Conference Finals won’t be a walkover for Miami after all. Boston, which held a lead for the final three quarters, crushed the Heat 101-91. The Celtics can even the series with a win in Game 4 on Sunday.

Paul Pierce finally made an impact in the series, scoring 23 points and Kevin Garnett added 24 points with 11 rebounds. Rajon Rondo, who scored 44 points in Miami’s Game 2 overtime victory, finished with 21 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

The Celtics were clearly energized by their boisterous home supporters not to mention by the prospects of falling behind 0-3. No team in NBA history has ever won a playoff series after losing the first three games.

he odds are still stacked against Boston; 94 percent of the teams that win the first games of a best-of-seven series go on to capture the series. The Celtics have to win on Sunday to have a realistic chance of advancing the NBA Finals.

Posted By: @BrookLynnDiva

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