Preview: Heat, Celtics begin Eastern Conference Finals showdown
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Celtics -1.5; over/under is 210.5
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Celtics and Heat meet to begin series
The Boston Celtics face the Miami Heat in game one of the Eastern Conference finals. Boston went 2-1 against Miami during the regular season.
The Celtics are 30-13 in conference games. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 15.2 fast break points per game led by Jaylen Brown averaging 4.2.
The Heat have gone 30-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami has a 23-11 record in games decided by 10 points or more.
Kemba Walker leads the Celtics with 3.2 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 20.4 points while shooting 38.1% from beyond the arc. Jayson Tatum is averaging 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS
Celtics: Averaging 107.6 points, 45.7 rebounds, 21.1 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100 points on 40.5% shooting.
Heat: Averaging 112.1 points, 44.9 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.7 points on 44.5% shooting.