For the second game in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics will host the Miami Heat on Friday at the TD Garden in Boston. Jimmy Butler scored 35 points in the Heat’s 123-116 victory over the Celtics in their most recent meeting on May 18. With 30 points, Jayson Tatum led the Celtics.
The Celtics’ Game 1 defeat to the Sixers in the previous round came flooding back to the supporters. In that game, the Celtics cruised out to an early lead and it appeared as though they would stroll to an uncomplicated victory. Then, in the second half, the Sixers made a stunning comeback and won game 1 in Boston. The same thing occurred on Wednesday when the Heat roared back to win game 1 in Boston with a score of 123-116. In the 2022–23 season, the Celtics have scored more often at home than on the road (120.5 at home versus 115.4 on the road), but they have also given up less points at home (110.5 adversary points per home game versus 112.4 away). Boston’s offensive prowess is astounding, and the Celtics bring great defensive credentials to the game, including the second-best defense in the NBA throughout the regular season. In the playoffs, the Celtics are scoring 118.2 points for every 100 possessions, including almost 1.2 in Game 1.
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The Heat’s victory in game 1 was stunning as they overcame an early disadvantage with an astounding third quarter of 46 points that ultimately gave them the win. With 34 points, 7 assists, and 6 steals, Jimmy Butler performed admirably. Miami dominated Game 1 on the offensive end, but Miami is very good on defense too. In the postseason, the Heat are allowing opponents to score less than 1.12 points per possession while only shooting 33.9% from 3-point range. The Heat currently lead the Playoffs in points off turnovers, with 20.5 per game, and they generated 12 steals in Game 1. Tyler Herro, who is considered to be their second-best player, and Victor Oladipo, a crucial role player, are absent from this team due to injury.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game Information
- Date: 05/19/2023
- Time: 08:30 PM ET
- Location: TD Garden.
- How to Watch Heat vs Celtics: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Heat vs Celtics Betting Lines
Celtics are +340 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $340. On the other side, Heat are +340 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $340.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Celtics at a 22.73% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Heat have 22.73% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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