Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat
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Boston Celtics will face Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference of the NBA playoff on May 17. Here, you will find when, where, and how to watch Celtics vs Heat matchup.

Game Preview:

The Boston Celtics were able to clinch the NBA Finals over the Milwaukee Bucks thanks to a decisive victory in Game 7 of the series. After regaining control of the series with a win in Game 6, Boston made the most of having the benefit of playing the next game on their home floor.

With Jayson Tatum contributing 23 points of his own to the victory for Boston, the game was never in doubt. The Boston Celtics will welcome Robert Williams’ return to the lineup as they prepare for Game 1 against the Miami Heat.

The Heats were able to end the second-round series with a relatively easy victory for them in Game 6. After suffering two defeats away from home, Miami saved their season with a pair of comeback victories just in the nick of time.

In Game 6, Miami’s offense was led by Jimmy Butler, who scored 32 points, and Max Strus, who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Both players made significant contributions to the Heat’s victory.

When and Where is Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat?

  • Date: The match will be held on Tuesday, May 17
  • Time: The game will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: The match will occur at the FTX Arena, Miami, FL.

The venue has a capacity of 21,000 people. So, buy your tickets and watch the full match from the stadium with your own eyes.

How to Watch Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Game?

  • TNT
  • NBA League Pass

The match will be broadcasted on TNT nationally. You will be able to watch the game only with a cable TV network; take your connection right now and watch the full match on your television.

NBA League Pass will also show the live stream of the Celtics vs Heat game online. You will have to subscribe to your desired package and start streaming the match on your preferred device. The NBA league pass will cost you $28.99/month, which will cover all the games in the NBA.

Boston Celtics Starting Lineup:

  • PG: Marcus Smart
  • SG: Jaylen Brown
  • SF: Jayson Tatum
  • PF: Al Horford
  • C: Robert Williams III

Miami Heat Starting Lineup:

  • PG: Gabe Vincent
  • SG: Max Strus
  • SF: Jimmy Butler
  • PF: PJ Tucker
  • C: Bam Adebayo

Odds:

Teams Record Money Line Total Points (Over and Under) Point Spread
Boston Celtics 8-3 -124 Under 204 (-110) -1.5 (-110)
Miami Heat 8-3 +103 Over 204 (-110) +1.5 (-110)

Celtics vs. Heat Prediction:

In Game 1 against the Celtics, Miami should win. Miami’s homecourt advantage will help them in the opening game. They also won a series before the Celtics. The Celtics have been strained after a long and challenging seven games. Marcus Smart’s availability is doubtful, adding to Boston’s fatigue-related issues.
  • Prediction: Miami Heat will win the match.

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