Celtics Season On The Brink

Heat on the cusp of landing a Boston knockout

      MIAMI (AP) – Within minutes of Game 4 ending, Heat coach Erik
Spoelstra began talking about how Miami is about to face its
biggest challenge.
      Boston coach Doc Rivers hopes Spoelstra is right.
      Miami is on the cusp of ending the Celtics' season – which
almost certainly will not be an easy chore.
      Up 3-1 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal
series, the Heat will go for the clincher at home on Wednesday
night. Miami grabbed control with a 98-90 overtime win in Boston on
Monday night, and needs just one more victory to reach the East
finals for the first time since the 2006 championship run.
      Celtics forward Kevin Garnett simply says, “When our back is
against the wall, that's when we show great resilience. We'll see
what we're made of.”
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