Jaylen Brown
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The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and remained alive in the series.

The Celtics led from start to finish and were up by as many as 20 points to earn the victory (117-106).

Four players scored 20+ points for Boston (Jaylen Brown 26, Jayson Tatum 25, Kemba Walker 21, Marcus Smart 20).

Bam Adebayo (25 points, 16 rebounds) and Tyler Herro (22 points, 16 of them in the second quarter) were the best players of Miami.

The Celtics remained alive in the series and they are now down 2-1. Game 4 is on Wednesday.