Although their records are almost complete opposites, the Boston Celtics make it a game whenever they face the Miami Heat. The two teams have split victories this season both in Miami. On November 9, Jeff Green hit a memorable buzzer beater three to top the Heat 111-110, and on January 21 Lebron James scored 29 in the victory at home (93-86). Tonight in Boston it’ll be a matter of who brings their A game and who wants it more. (more)
LeBron James netted 35 points in yesterday’s 98-90 OT victory over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden to move his Miami Heat to within one game of the Eastern Conference finals. Dwayne Wade finished with 28 and Chris Bosh followed up with 20. The rest of the Heat lineup contributed just 15 points in total. Game 5 is set for this Wednesday in Miami.
“Wednesday night will be our greatest challenge that we’ve had with this group so far,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. “We’ll get their best games on Wednesday. And we have to be better. If we’re real about what we want to do, we have to beat the Boston Celtics at their best.”
Paul Pierce led the C’s in scoring with 27 points. Rajon Rondo produced 10 points and five assists with a padded sleeve after dislocating his left elbow Saturday in Game 3. Boston has reached the NBA Finals in two of the last three seasons and will expect to battle in Game 5 to bring the series back to Boston. “These are those moments. I look forward to it,” said Ray Allen following his 17-point performance. “Everybody on this team, we know what to do. We can’t talk about it; we just have to put our best foot forward. It’s not easy. It just makes it that much more special if we’re able to do it.”
Celtics vs. Heat tickets are now available!
The wait is finally over. The highly anticipated Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat best-of-seven playoff series will begin Sunday, May 1st at American Airlines Arena. The Celts are 3-1 against the Heat this year, failing to win in their most crucial battle on the road during the last week of the regular season. The Veteran C’s lineup has certainly revamped for their upcoming playoff run, sweeping the New York Knicks in the first round to earn a six-day rest period before continuing on.
“I know there’s going to be a lot of hype around it, like it’s a championship series, but you’ve got to understand it’s still just the second round,” said Boston captain Paul Pierce. “But a very big second round because you’ve got two potential teams that can win it all. I’m excited. This is a great stage for basketball. It’s going to be great for fans and the guys that we have here love these type of series.” Check 7-game schedule below. Boston Celtics tickets are now available!
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Playoff ScheduleGame 1: Sunday, May 1, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, 3:30 PM
Game 2: Tuesday, May 3, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, TBD
Game 3: Saturday, May 7, Miami Heat at Boston Celtics, 8:00 PM
Game 4: Monday, May 9, Miami Heat at Boston Celtics, TBD
Game 5: Wednesday, May 11, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, TBD (if necessary)
Game 6: Friday, May 13, Miami Heat at Boston Celtics, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7: Monday, May 16, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, 8:00 PM (if necessary)