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The season is on the brink: 10 Takeaways from Celtics/Heat Game 4

1. In a game where they should have come out firing and full of energy, the Boston Celtics started flat. Everyone looked a step slow. It never really showed up in the early stages of the game, as Miami was off the mark shooting-wise. Eventually, the lackadaisical approach cost Boston. Normally, you could write it off “It’s just one game. Everyone has them.” But now the Celtics are down 3-1 in the series. Recent Denver Nuggets history aside, this isn’t a place where teams have historically found a lot of success.

2. While the Heat’s zone defense confounded Boston for the first game-and-a-half of the series, the Celtics largely figured it out by late in Game 2.