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Date: Tuesday, Game 1: May 17, 8:30 p.m. ET
TV: None | Live stream: ESPN+
Location:FTX Arena, Miami, FL
Tipoff: 8:45 PM
TV:ESPN, Postgame Coverage on Bally Sports Sun
Radio:WAXY 790 AM/WRTO 98.3 FM
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Uniform: Association – White

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics In the Eastern Conference finals, two rivals collide in the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics showdown. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and the Celtics are fresh off unseating Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. The top-seeded Heat, meanwhile, ousted the Philadelphia 76ers in six games.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics The Western Conference finals won’t include either the Phoenix Suns or Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA’s top two teams during the regular season. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks ended Phoenix’s run with a historic Game 7 rout, while the Warriors sent home the upstart yet shorthanded Grizzlies.

Will the Celtics reach the Finals for the first time since 2010? Can the Warriors restart their dynasty? Will the Luka magic continue? Our NBA experts are making their predictions.

Game 1: Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 p.m. ET

Jan 31, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives between Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) and guard Tyler Herro (14) during the second half at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 31, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives between Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) and guard Tyler Herro (14) during the second half at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Celtics vs. Heat spread: Heat -2
Celtics vs. Heat over-under: 204 points
Celtics vs. Heat money line: Heat -130, Celtics +110
Celtics vs. Heat tickets: See tickets at StubHub
BOS: The Celtics are 8-3 against the spread in playoff games
MIA The Heat are 7-4 against the spread in playoff games
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EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Game 2: Thursday, May 19, 8:30 p.m. ET

Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots over Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots over Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (1) vs. Boston Celtics (2)
Jerry Bembry: Celtics in 6

Kendra Andrews: Celtics in 7

Tim Bontemps: Celtics in 6

Jamal Collier: Celtics in 6

Nick DePaula: Celtics in 6

Nick Friedell: Celtics in 7

Kirk Goldsberry: Celtics in 6

Israel Gutierrez: Heat in 6

Game 3: Saturday, May 21, 8:30 p.m. ET

Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives the ball around Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives the ball around Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Tim Legler: Celtics in 6

Andrew Lopez: Celtics in 6

Tim MacMahon: Celtics in 6

Bobby Marks: Heat in 6

Dave McMenamin: Celtics in 6

Kevin Pelton: Celtics in 6

Omar Raja: Heat in 7

Jorge Sedano: Heat in 7

Ramona Shelburne: Celtics in 6

André Snellings: Celtics in 6

Marc J. Spears: Celtics in 7

Final tally: Celtics 15, Heat 4.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Game 4: Monday, May 23, 8:30 p.m. ET

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 25: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives the ball against Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics during the first quarter in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 25, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 25: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives the ball against Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics during the first quarter in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 25, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors (3) vs. Dallas Mavericks (4)
Jerry Bembry: Warriors in 6

Kendra Andrews: Warriors in 6

Tim Bontemps: Mavericks in 6

Jamal Collier: Warriors in 7

Nick DePaula: Warriors in 6

Nick Friedell: Warriors in 7

Kirk Goldsberry: Warriors in 7

Israel Gutierrez: Mavericks in 6

Tim Legler: Warriors in 6

Andrew Lopez: Warriors in 7

Tim MacMahon: Mavericks in 6

Bobby Marks: Mavericks in 6

Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, May 25, 8:30 p.m. ET

Jan 31, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin (16) shoots against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the second quarter at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 31, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin (16) shoots against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the second quarter at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Dave McMenamin: Warriors in 7

Kevin Pelton: Warriors in 7

Omar Raja: Warriors in 7

Ramona Shelburne: Warriors in 7

André Snellings: Warriors in 7

Marc J. Spears: Warriors in 7

Final tally: Warriors 14, Mavericks 4.

Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, May 27, 8:30 p.m. ET

Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots the ball against Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots the ball against Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics We have seen this movie — two years ago in the 2020 bubble Eastern Conference Finals. Once again it is the Celtics vs. the Heat, and both teams are returning many of the same core players from that showdown in Orlando.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics However, both teams also have evolved since then. Don’t expect this Celtics team to blow multiple fourth quarter leads; this is a more mature and mentally tougher team. Miami has added an All-Star and an NBA champion in Kyle Lowry — if he is healthy enough to play.

It’s a showdown between two teams with elite defenses on one end and multiple playmakers on the other. There are similarities in how the Celtics and Heat are built, but the differences will make the series, which starts Tuesday night in Miami (8:30 p.m. on ESPN).

Game 7 (if necessary): Sunday, May 29, 8:30 p.m. ET

Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) blocks the shot of Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) blocks the shot of Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the first half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Here are three keys that could decide the series.

1) Can Jimmy Butler match Jayson Tatum for best player in series?
Jayson Tatum made the leap into the NBA’s elite this postseason, going toe-to-toe with the best player on the planet in Giannis Antetokounmpo and outdueling him at times. Tatum looked like a top-five player, an MVP candidate and an unstoppable force against the Bucks.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics In what will end up being a rematch of the 2020 (bubble) Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the top two seeds respectively, are set to square off with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line.

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Back in 2020, the Heat outlasted the Celtics in six games before losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. Interestingly, both the Celtics and Heat lost in the first round of the playoffs last season. Could the bubble season and shortened offseason have had a hand in that? Absolutely.

However, after a relatively normal offseason and regular season schedule over the past 12 months, the Celtics and Heat are both back where they were in 2020. The big question, of course, heading into this series is whether or not the outcome will be any different?

In an attempt to find the answer to that, there are some sub-matchups that need to be figured out first. We explore three key matchups in this series that could go a long way in deciding who will win this series between the Celtics and Heat.

Game 1: Tuesday, May 17 in Miami; 8 p.m. pregame/8:30 tip
Game 2: Thursday, May 19 in Miami; 8 p.m. pregame/8:30 tip
Game 3: Saturday, May 21 at TD Garden; 8 p.m. pregame/8:30 tip
Game 4: Monday, May 23 at TD Garden; 8 p.m. pregame/8:30 tip
Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, May 25 in Miami; 8 p.m. pregame/8:30 tip
Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, May 27 at TD Garden; 8 p.m. pm pregame/8:30 tip
Game 7 (if necessary): Sunday, May 29 in Miami; 8 p.m. pregame/8:30 tip

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