NBA playoffs: Celtics cruise to Game 4 win over Heat, lose Kristaps Porzingis to calf injury

The Boston Celtics had a strong performance from Derrick White as they secured a 102-88 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night.

The focus quickly shifted to Kristaps Porzingis, who exited the game in the second quarter due to a calf injury. His status for the upcoming games, including a crucial closeout game in Boston, remains uncertain.

The injury occurred late in the second quarter when Porzingis had to leave the court due to right calf tightness. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that early signs suggest it is not an Achilles tendon injury.

White stepped up in Porzingis’ absence, scoring a playoff career-high 38 points to lead the Celtics to victory. He was instrumental in building and maintaining a lead throughout the game.

Despite a late injury scare involving Jayson Tatum, the Celtics managed to hold off a late rally from Miami and secure the win. Tatum, along with Brown and White, played key roles in the victory.

The Celtics now lead the series 3-1 and will look to close it out in Game 5 back in Boston, aiming to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

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