The Miami Heat were just short of a win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, so we’re heading into Game 5 on Thursday night. The Celtics managed to pull away late in Game 4 thanks to some effective shooting from deep, and they’ll need to repeat that success if they’re to extend this series even further.
Ahead of the event, here’s everything you need to know for Game 5:
(2) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Miami Heat
- date: Thursday 25 May | time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- location: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusetts
- TV channel: TNT | Live broadcastTNT application
- Prospect: Celtics -8; O/U 215.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Featured game | Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat
Celtics: Boston avoided total embarrassment by winning Game 4, escaping from a sweep and surviving a few more days. Now they have a chance to extend that series a bit more, but it’s still an uphill battle for the C’s. Game 4 was a huge improvement from the blowout they had in Game 3, where all five starters scored in double figures, and they’ll need to add to that performance as this series returns to Boston. Jaylen Brown put together his first strong performance of the series, however he only finished with 17 points. Boston still needs more of it if they want to see Game 6, or else the season could be over on Thursday night.
heat: The Heat still have a huge advantage in this series, and now that the Nuggets have successfully passed the Lakers, you’d have to think Miami would want to end this series as quickly as possible to get some time off. But the Celtics showed Tuesday night that they won’t just roll, so the Heat will have to hope for a better scoring performance than Bam Adebayo and Max Stross, who only combined for 19 points. The team also struggled to connect with the 3s, a surprising turnaround after being red hot throughout the long series.
Miami didn’t pull off the hits, so I’m picking them up for the gentleman’s hits in Game 5. This series has to take a week off before starting NBA finals. Choose: Temp +8
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