How to watch the Celtics in Game 7 of the Heat Eastern Conference Final on Sunday
It all comes down to one game.
This year’s Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat was one of the most back-and-forth series and one of the craziest series to date considering all the resounding victories that we have seen.
Neither team has really set foot in this series and proven themselves to be the superior team. Well, it looks like they won’t have to anymore, as just one win separates these two teams and a trip to the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors await them.
Up 3-2 in the series after winning Game 5 in Miami, many thought the Celtics would go home and close this series in Game 6.
With TD Garden having yet another sold-out crowd that has been waiting for over a decade to see its team back in the NBA Finals, the Celtics couldn’t get the job done on Friday night, losing 111-103 to the Heat. , a team that Boston had held for 82 points in Game 4 and then 80 points in Game 5.
Defensively, Boston wasn’t bad, but Jimmy Butler gave them headaches all night, recording his second 40-point, 4-steal game of this series, joining Michael Jordan (1988) as the only other player in the league. NBA history to achieve such a feat in a single series.
Butler led the way for the Heat with 47 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and 1 block, single-handedly putting Miami on their backs to elimination even though he was limited through injury to the knee which would probably put him out of the way. few regular season games.
Kyle Lowry, with a good hamstring, stepped up with 18 points and 10 assists, as PJ Tucker also proved to be a defensive threat in this game, constantly getting his hands on the basketball and modifying shots from Boston.
All night the Heat had an answer for the Celtics when Boston would try to recover in this game, which is why we now return to Miami for the third and final time in this series.
Will the Heat hold their ground at home and advance to the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons or will the Celtics finally break their losing curse in the Eastern Conference Finals in four consecutive appearances?
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game, complete with game and TV times, line-ups, bios and other must-see details.
How to watch Celtics vs Heat
- WHO: Boston Celtics (3-3) against Miami Heat (3-3)
- WHAT: NBA Playoffs, Eastern Conference Finals – Game 7 (Series tied 3-3)
- WHEN: 8:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 29
- WHERE: FTX Arena, Miami, Florida
- TV: ESPN
- Flow: Fubo.tv CLICK HERE
Key stats and facts for Celtics vs. Heat
- The Celtics and Heat met three times during the regular season, with Boston winning two of three games by an average margin of 23.5 points.
- The Heat finished the regular season ranked fifth in defensive rating and fifth in points against per game (105.6), while the Celtics finished the regular season ranked second in defensive rating and first in points against per game. (104.5).
- Miami is 36-14 at home this season and Boston is 29-20 on the road, including the playoffs.
- Depth has been a huge factor for Miami in these playoffs so far, as five different players have been the team’s leading scorer in a playoff game and five different players are averaging at least 10.0 points per game. in the playoffs.
What happened in game 6?
May 27, 2022 – Heat 111, Celtics 103
Up just two points at halftime, the Miami Heat managed to pull away and hang on to win Game 6 on the road to even this series through Jimmy Butler. Once again, the Heat’s All-Star wing tallied over 40 points, scoring a playoff career-high 47 points this time around and he also finished the game with 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 interceptions and 1 block. A completely dominating performance from Butler paved the way for Miami’s victory as turnovers again killed the Boston Celtics in that loss.
Match 6 Key Stats:
- Miami went 15-35 (42.9%) and Boston went 111-33 (33.3%) from three-point range in Game 6.
- The Heat turned the ball over 19 times, giving the Celtics 23 points. Boston turned the ball over 18 times, giving Miami 22 points.
- The Celtics recorded 22 assists on 32 shots made (68.8%), while the Heat recorded 25 assists on 36 shots made (69.4%).
Latest injury news:
Celtics: Sam Hauser (shoulder) – OUT, Robert Williams III (knee) – QUESTIONABLE, Marcus Smart (ankle) – QUESTIONABLE
Heat: Kyle Lowry (hamstrings) – DOUBTFUL, Max Strus (hamstrings) – DOUBTS, Gabe Vincent (hamstrings) – DOUBTS, PJ Tucker (knee) – DOUBTS, Tyler Herro (groin) – DOUBTS
PROJECTED CELTIC INITIATORS:
- Smart Marcus (Q)guard 6-3: 12.1 points, 5.9 assists
- G/F Jaylen Brown6-6 fullback/forward: 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists
- F Jayson Tatumforward 6-8: 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists
- F Al Horford6-9 forward: 10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds
- C Robert Williams III (Q)6-8 center: 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds
SPRAYED HEAT STARTERS:
- G Kyle Lowry (Q)goalkeeper 6-0: 13.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists
- G/F Max Strus (Q)6-5 guard/forward: 10.6 points, 3.0 rebounds
- F Jimmy Butlerforward 6-7: 21.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists
- F PJ Tucker (Q)6-5 forward: 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds
- C Bam Adebayo6-9 center: 19.1 points, 10.1 rebounds
- The Celtics are currently 2.5-point favorites over the Heat on Sunday morning, according to Fanduel.com.
- The over/under for this match is currently set at 196 points in total.
To monitor :
- The Miami Heat are looking to return to the NBA Finals for the second time in the past three seasons.
- The Boston Celtics are looking to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
- The Celtics (17) and Heat (3) have combined to win 20 NBA championships.
- The Heat had seven different players averaging at least 10.0 points per game during the regular season.
- Jayson Tatum has proven to be one of the best offensive weapons in the league this year, averaging 26.9 points per game this year (7th in the NBA).
- Miami is 47-7 this season as they score at least 110 points. Boston is 51-17 this season as they hold opponents to 110 points or less.
- The Celtics and Heat have played in a total of 29 playoff games and four all-time playoff games. The Heat are 16-13 against the Celtics in the playoffs, including this postseason, and Miami is 3-1 against Boston in the playoffs, including a 2-0 record in the Finals. of the Eastern Conference against Boston, beating them in 2012 and 2020 to advance to the NBA Finals.
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