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The Boston Celtics torched the Miami Heat early and evened the series with a 102-82 blowout in the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday. Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Payton Pritchard added 14 points for the Celtics. On the other hand, Victor Oladipo led the Heat with 23 points and six assists off the bench. Game 5 is on Wednesday in Miami.

Following a vital victory over the Heat on Monday at TD Garden, the Celtics head coach Ime Udoka shared some of his thoughts on the team’s sense of urgency in Game 4: “The focus was great tonight. We understood we had to be more aggressive and physical on the defensive end.”