The Miami Heat are one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals, while the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies played into early morning on Monday night before the Thunder tied their Western Conference series at 2-2.
The Heat held Boston to 13 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a four-point deficit after three, then outscored the Celtics 12-4 in overtime to go up 3-1 in their series with a 98-90 victory.
Miami only had three scorers in double-figures, and — predictably — it was their Big Three of James, Wade and Bosh.
This one could have gone Boston’s way, as the Celtics had the ball for the final possession of regulation, but could not convert on a shot that rimmed out at the buzzer from Paul Pierce.
Miami owned the overtime, giving Wade his first win in 12 games in Boston, and James just his third win in 16 games.
Out west, Memphis led by 18, fell behind by ten in the fourth quarter, then tied the game on a 3-pointer from Mike Conley to get to the first overtime.
But then Oklahoma City took charge as the game passed midnight, outscoring Memphis 14-4 and scoring the final ten points of the game.
Miami will be looking to eliminate Boston on Wednesday in Florida, but even should the Celtics win on Wednesday, they would have to win in Boston and again in Miami to move on.