Boston Celtcs (-2.5) vs Miami Heat

Game Total: 212

Miam Leads Series 2-1

Game 3 was a must win for Boston and they got back one of their major pieces in Gordon Hayward . Hayward was expected to be limited but found himself playing 31 minutes off the bench, scoring six points with five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block. Hayward may have been just 2-for-7 from the floor but his presence is a big boost for Boston. After their Game 2 loss and reports of a shouting match between Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown , four of the five starters for the Celtics went for 20-plus points with Tatum's 25 points leading the way. Tatum also chipped in with 14 boards and eight assists. On the Miami side, Goran Dragic struggled, shooting just 2-for-10 from the floor as well did Jae Crowder who was also just 2-for-10. Heat center Bam Adebayo continued his dominance however, scoring a game high 27 points with 16 rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks. Off the bench