By: Frank Hyden
-The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 last night to take a 3-1 series lead. They led by rookie Tyler Herro scoring 37 points in 36 minutes. Bam Adebayo had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Jimmy Butler had 24 points and 9 rebounds, and Goran Dragic had 22 points. The Celtics got 28 points and 9 rebounds from Jayson Tatum, 21 points and 9 rebounds from Jaylen Brown, and 20 points from Kemba Walker. A 3-1 lead is going to be hard for Boston to overcome. Obviously we’ve seen the Denver Nuggets do that in 2 straight series but that’s asking an awful lot. In addition to the Celtics needing to play really well to win 3 in a row, the Heat also have to choke for that to happen. I don’t see the Heat gagging like that. Maybe, though, it’s always possible, but the safe bet would be to say the Heat close the series out in either Game 5 or Game 6.
-The Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured the lung on Tyrod Taylor while trying to administer a pain-killing injection. What the hell? How do you manage that? That’s absurd and the guy needs to be investigated. David Chao is his name, I believe, and he recently started writing for Outkick The Coverage.com. That’s fine, he can write all he wants, just don’t let him perform medical procedures on you.
-Gale Sayers has died at 77. He’s one of the most legendary running backs/kick returners in NFL history. He’s the youngest player, at 34, to ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He once scored 6 touchdowns in a game. If you ever watched a clip of him. Here’s a link to a page that talks about his stats and accomplishments and includes video. Watch if you can, it’s almost unbelievable to see him running around out there like that. If his career hadn’t been cut short by injury, he’d be considered one of the greatest running backs to ever play. Hell, there’s plenty right now who would put him on that list, that shows you how good he was.
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