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G4: CELTICS' OT WIN PUTS ONUS ON HEAT TO MAINTAIN SERIES CONTROL: Miami trailed by as many as 16 but fought back valiantly only to fall in overtime. A late chance to win in regulation was sqaundered when Boston's defense denied a good shot in the final seconds. Now the series heads 2-2 back to Miami for Game 5 Tuesday night, amid speculation (based on an RESPN report) that Chris Bosh could return from injury in the next game. Based on thre past three games, they need him perhaps just to reach the Finals let alone to win them. ..... Original post: Boston has played two great games in a row, winning the last one, and now all the pressure is on Miami to maintain control of this series in Game 4 tonight in Boston. The Heat's 2-1 series advantage feels fragile. You know the Celtics will play with desperation tonight. It is time for Miami, which can drift into complacency at times, to do the same. That will mean better defense against Kevin Garnett and more offensive aggressiveness from the start by Dwyane Wade, who took only one shot in the first quarter in Game 3. LeBron James has three straight games with at least 30 points anbd 10 rebounds. Time for Wade to start sharing in the heavy lifting again. Now. They say every game, or the next game, is the most important in a seven-game series. This time, this one really feels like it. Boston is a champion up off the mat. Time for Miami to perform like the champion it hopes to be.