Game time: 8:30 p.m., ET
Where: FTX Arena
VITALS: The Heat and Celtics met three times this regular season with Boston winning the series, 2-1. The Heat are 51-78 all-time versus the Celtics during the regular season, including 29-37 in home games and 22-41 in road games. It marks the third time Miami will face Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals (2012, 2020, 2022), with the Heat winning the previous two meetings. Additionally, it is the fourth time overall that the Heat and Celtics will meet in the postseason after also facing each other in the 2010 First Round...... For the Heat, Kyle Lowry (Left Hamstring Strain) is out and Max Strus (hamstring) and Gabe Vincent (hamstring) are questionable. For the Celtics, Marcus Smart (foot) is probable and Sam Hauser (shoulder) and Al Horford (health and safety protocols) are out.
G Max Strus
G Gabe Vincent
C Bam Adebayo
F P.J Tucker
F Jimmy Butler
F Jayson Tatum
F Grant Williams
C Robert Williams
G Jaylen Brown
G Marcus Smart
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum on the Game 1 loss: "I mean, we still lost. But we lost the first game of the last series. It's a long series. It's cliche to say the first of four, all that good stuff. Get some rest, watch film tomorrow, just get ready for the next one."
Here's the prediction Thursday's game from Moses The Hamster. He picks the Celtics. Moses' record during the postseason is 8-4.
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