Celtics show 'poise' facing elimination, extend series vs. Heat

Marcus Smart had a message for the Miami Heat during the shootaround on Tuesday morning before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals:

"Don't let us get one," Smart pleaded. Just don't allow us to obtain one.

Given that the Celtics were down 3-0 going into Game 4 of this best-of-seven series—a deficit that 150 teams have faced throughout the course of NBA history,

But a few hours later, Smart and the Celtics kept their end of the bargain, defeating Miami 116-99, sending the series back to Boston for Game 5 on Thursday, 

With 11 points and six assists in 35 minutes, Smart said, "Now we just have to go win another one." 

Boston repeatedly struggled to handle trying circumstances, and as a result, found itself down 3-0 going into Game 4. 

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