By: Frank Hyden
-The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 117-106 yesterday to cut that series to a 2-1 advantage for the Heat. The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum with 25 points and 14 rebounds and 8 assists. Jaylen Brown had 26 points, Kemba Walker 21 points, and Marcus Smart had 20 points. The Heat were led by Bam Adebayo with 27 points and 16 rebounds and Tyler Herro with 22 points. The Celtics needed this win because if they had gone down 3-0 the series would essentially be over. As it stands, we’ve got a series here. They still need to win Game 4, though, because if you go down 3-1 in a series it’s almost over as well. Yeah, the Denver Nuggets just came back from a 3-1 series disadvantage in two straight series, but as much as the Nuggets came back, it also took the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers choking bigtime in order for them to come back. I just don’t see the Miami Heat choking like that. They have too much team chemistry. They also have Jimmy Butler. It’s a real indictment on Kawhi Leonard that he let the Clippers gag like he did. I don’t think you can be considered one of the top players in the world if you let that happen. I also don’t think Butler would allow that to happen, I think he would take the game over and if the Heat lost he would have 35-40+ points at a minimum, not 14 and have no points in the 4th quarter.
-Among the ranked teams in college football, #1 Clemson demolished The Citadel 49-0, #7 Notre Dame crushed South Florida 52-0, #11 Oklahoma State narrowly beat Tulsa 16-7, #14 Central Florida pulled away from Georgia Tech in the 4th to win 49-21, #17 Miami beat #18 Louisville 47-34, #19 Lousiana-Lafayette beat Georgia State 34-31 in Overtime, and #23 Appalachian State lost to Marshall 17-7. And Navy came back from 24-0 in the 3rd quarter to beat Tulane 27-24.
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