The Miami Heat have taken a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series after yet another win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Heat won the game 112-109, with highly-rated youngster Tyler Herro scoring a career-high 37 points.
The result means that they can secure their place in the NBA Finals if they record another victory in game five on Friday.
The Celtics, however, put up a resilient performance, which saw Jayson Tatum emerge top scorer with 28 points.
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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was full of praise for shooting guard Herro following his performance against the Celtics.
“He has a great competitive humility about him,” he said of the 20-year-old.
“He has confidence. He has a fearlessness that is uncommon. But he’s humble enough to work, to be coachable, to take the mentorship from the veteran players that we have on our team, and he just continues to gain more confidence as we go.”
Meanwhile, the LA Lakers will look to extend their 2-1 in the series when they take on the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals on Thursday.