In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Miami Heat trailed the Boston Celtics by as many as 14 points before outscoring them 35-23 in the fourth quarter to force overtime, coming away with a win in the extra period. The Heat again trailed by as many as 17 points in Game 2 before outscoring the Celtics 37-17 in the third quarter, flipping the game on its head to alter momentum and take a 2-0 series lead.
His only role. Leonard is in a tough spot these days; a full-time starter during the regular season, he is now out of the rotation as the Heat have made their run to the Eastern Conference finals. It is a bitter pill for him to swallow — yet to his credit, he hasn’t acted the least bit bitter about his current reality.
Before the NBA restarted the season in July, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward told the team he planned to leave the bubble near Orlando for the birth of his fourth child. Instead, he said after the Celtics' 117-106 win in Game 3 of the series Saturday night that he and his wife, Robyn, decided he should remain in Florida and not leave for the imminent birth of the baby. "Robyn could be having a baby at any point in time," Hayward said.