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Celtics-Heat highlights: C's bounce back with huge Game 3 win

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The Boston Celtics earned a crucial Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night, and it was a dominant win at that.

The C's never trailed in the contest and were noticeably more aggressive than they were in Games 1 and 2. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both were stellar, dropping 25 and 26 points respectively. Tatum also had 14 rebounds and eight assists while Brown put on a clinic defensively.

Gordon Hayward made his long-awaited return from an ankle sprain and while he didn't light up the stat sheet, his presence was most definitely felt. He finished with six points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals in 30 minutes for a rock-solid all-around performance.

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Bam Adebayo led all scorers for the Heat with 27 points. Tyler Herro had a nice game off the bench with 22 points.

FINAL SCORE: Celtics 117, Heat 106

SERIES: 2-1 Heat

BOX SCORE

HIGHLIGHTS

Kemba picks up where he left off

Jaylen, and-1

Welcome back, Gordon

Jaylen doing it all

Jaylen staying hot

Smart --> Jaylen

Old friends catching up

Hayward --> Tatum

Tatum from way downtown

One last dunk from Jaylen

Clutch Kemba

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Tip-off for C's-Heat Game 4 is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. on Wednesday night with NBC Sports Boston's Celtics Pregame Live set for 7:30 p.m. and Celtics Postgame Live immediately after the final buzzer.