The Celtics and Heat return to South Beach tonight to resume the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The game at American Airlines Arena can be viewed nationally on ESPN beginning at 8:30ET.
Boston will attempt to duplicate what the Oklahoma City Thunder did last night in San Antonio, which was to defeat the hometown Spurs and look to win their Western Conference matchup in six games back in OKC on Wednesday. Start your NBA Betting action on Celtics vs. Heat game.
This series began with Miami looking like getting past Boston would not present much of a problem, even without forward Chris Bosh. The two man show of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade dominated in the first two contests in Miami. Game one was a wire to wire win for them with King James scoring 32 and Wade 22. James grabbed 13 boards and Wade contributed 7 assists as the Heat cruised to a 93-79 victory.
Things got a little more interesting in game two, thanks for the most part to the Celtics Rajon Rondo having a monster showing of 44 points, 10 assists and grabbing 8 boards. However, James and Wade held up their end of the bargain again with 34 and 23 points respectively to win this one in overtime 115-111.
The Celtics were being written off as all but “dead” in the series even with the next two contests in Boston. But whether it was the home cooked beans or just sleeping in their own beds, the Celtics came out for game three and with a nicely balanced attack showed new life winning 101-91. Rondo came back to earth, but still scored 21, while Paul Pierce had 23. James continued his fever scoring pitch with another 34 in this one.
The fun continued for Boston in game four at TD Bank Garden with an overtime win 93-91, probably aided by LeBron fouling out in the OT session, although in fairness to Boston, Pierce also departed the game committing his sixth foul in overtime too. Check the Sports betting Odds for Celtics vs. Heat game.
Chris Bosh appears to be close to returning and conceivably could play tonight, while listed as day to day. Miami is an 8 point home favorite tonight on a $110/$100 moneyline. The same moneyline holds for the over/under of 179 total points.
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