Jaylen Brown finishes with 26 points and Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart all score at least 20 each in the Celtics' 117-106 win over the Heat.
Gordon Hayward has been part of Boston teams that have made the Eastern Conference finals twice in the past three seasons. Hayward returned to the Celtics' rotation in Game 3 of their East title series against the Miami Heat on Saturday night, after missing a month while recovering from a right ankle sprain. Hayward had six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 31 minutes, and Boston won 117-106.
Getting big leads has been relatively easy for the Boston Celtics in these Eastern Conference finals. Jaylen Brown scored 26 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 and the Celtics got right back into the East finals with a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 on Saturday night. Kemba Walker added 21 to help Boston pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.