Heat Top Celtics 98-90 In Game Four Overtime Thriller

BOSTON (AP) – LeBron James scored 35 points with 14 rebounds to lead Miami to a 98-90 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night and give the Heat a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Dwyane Wade scored 28 with nine rebounds and Chris Bosh had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Miami, which could eliminate the defending conference champions and advance to the East finals with a victory in Game 5 in Miami on Wednesday night.

James, Wade and Bosh scored 83 of Miami’s 98 points and 35 of 45 rebounds.

Paul Pierce scored 27, Ray Allen had 17 and Kevin Garnett had seven points and 10 rebounds for Boston.

James made up for a turnover at the end of regulation with a fallaway jumper to start overtime and give Miami the lead for good.

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  • Paco Schwartz

    The HEAT win does not help anyone in Miami-Dade! The only ones that benefit from a HEAT victory are the players, coaches, M Arison and Miami Parking. The players could care less about the fans. I am sure you all think they care, but they don’t. The community is in shambles, but LeBron will clean it up.

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