The Boston Celtics stave off elimination in Game 4 against the Miami Heat
The GIST: Throw that broom back in the closet, because, as you read, the Boston Celtics prevented an unprecedented Conference Finals double-sweep last night just 24 hours after the Denver Nuggets dusted away the LA Lakers.
- And much like the Cs, the drama in this league won’t quit, as retirement rumors of his own making swirl around LA’s LeBron James.
Eastern Conference Final: With secret weapon referee Scott Foster on the court, the Celtics staved off elimination, defeating the Miami Heat on the road. After a sleepy series, Boston All-Star Jayson Tatum finally woke up and scored 34 points to send this one back to Beantown, with Game 5 tipping off tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Western Conference Final: Meanwhile, the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokić shined brightest in the City of Stars on Monday, recording a historic eighth postseason triple-double to lift his team to a 113–111 Game 4 win over the Lakers and their first-ever Finals appearance. The two-time league MVP rightfully earned undisputed WC Finals MVP honors for his efforts.
- But Jokić’s moment in the sun was eclipsed by the aforementioned King James, who implied post-elimination that Game 4 may have been his last. It seems inconceivable that James would go out without a farewell tour, leading some to believe he’s leveraging for another standout player to join him in Hollywood. Watch this space.