Preview: Heat aim to secure spot in NBA Finals in Game 5 against Celtics
TIME: 8:30 p.m.
Celtics -3; over/under is 214
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Heat lead series 3-1
The Miami Heat look to clinch the series over the Boston Celtics in game five of the Eastern Conference finals. The Heat won the previous meeting 112-109. Tyler Herro scored 37 points to help lead Miami to the victory and Jayson Tatum recorded 28 points in the loss for Boston.
The Celtics are 30-13 in Eastern Conference games. Boston averages 46.1 rebounds per game and is 33-10 when winning the rebound battle.
The Heat are 30-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 112 points per game and is shooting 46.8%.
Marcus Smart leads the Celtics with 4.9 assists, and scores 12.9 points per game. Tatum is averaging 25.3 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 42.8% over the last 10 games for Boston.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS
Celtics: Averaging 108.3 points, 45.1 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.7 points on 41.3% shooting.
Heat: Averaging 111.5 points, 43.5 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 45.4% shooting.