Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics – East Finals Preview, Tips and Odds

NBA
Miami Heat
Final
102:127
Boston Celtics
Highlights and Stats


Miami Heat face the Boston Celtics on Thursday, 19th of May, 08:30 PM EDT at FTX Arena for game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat who currently leads 1-0, had to navigate their way past Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers, while the Celtics eliminated Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks more recently.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 05-17-2022
TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
Miami Heat
Miami Heat
25 29 39 25 118
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
28 34 14 31 107

Both teams last met on Tuesday, when Miami Heat recorded a 118-107 win over Boston Celtics on home floor. The Celtics failed to deal with the talent of Jimmy Butler and he concluded the game as his side’s MVP with 41 points, 5 assists and 9 boards. On the other half of the floor, Jayson Tatum was the top performer, concluding with an overall of 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. This was not enough for his team to steal the victory. Miami Heat are having the upper hand across the most recent five games against Boston Celtics enjoying 3 triumphs, while losing twice in the process. Those five match-ups ended with an average of 207.4 pts.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team05-17-202203-30-202201-31-202211-04-202110-15-2021
Miami Heat
Miami Heat
118 1069278 121
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
10798 122 95100

Miami Heat Form

*Last 10 Miami Heat Games - 7:3
05-17-202205-12-202205-10-202205-08-202205-06-202205-04-202205-02-202204-26-202204-24-202204-22-2022
118:107vs Boston Celtics90:99@ Philadelphia 76ers120:85vs Philadelphia 76ers116:108@ Philadelphia 76ers99:79@ Philadelphia 76ers119:103vs Philadelphia 76ers106:92vs Philadelphia 76ers97:94vs Atlanta Hawks86:110@ Atlanta Hawks111:110@ Atlanta Hawks

Miami Heat shared the court with Boston Celtics on Tuesday, 17th of May when ending on the winning side of a 118-107 score. Jimmy Butler was the Heat’s stand-out performer on the night and finished the game with a personal stats of 41 points, 5 dimes and 9 rebounds. Miami shot an average 48.8% from the floor, 88.2% from the free throw line and a poor 33.3% from beyond the arc. The 3rd quarter turned out to be decisive, as the Heat outscore the Celtics 39-14 to turn an 8 point half-time deficit into a 17 point lead. Miami holds a 7-3 balance across the last 10 meetings and at the moment are on a W3 run. The team was performing on a great level at the FTX Arena with 29-12 home record across the regular season. The series will move to Boston for game 3, as it is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st at the TD Garden.

Miami Heat Averages this Season

  • Points For
    110.00
  • Points Against
    105.60
  • Assits
    25.01
  • Rebounds
    43.65
  • Steals
    7.54
  • Turnovers
    14.62
  • Blocks
    3.41
  • Points Difference
    4.40

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

Miami Heat Standout Performer

  • Jimmy Butler

    The Heat's main contributor in the post-season has been Jimmy Butler with 29.8 points, 5.4 assists and 7.7 boards for an average of 37.8 minutes on the court.

Miami Heat Missing Players

  • Kyle Lowry
    Hamstring
  • P.J. Tucker
    Knee

Boston Celtics Form

*Last 10 Boston Celtics Games - 6:4
05-17-202205-15-202205-13-202205-11-202205-09-202205-07-202205-03-202205-01-202204-25-202204-23-2022
118:107@ Miami Heat109:81vs Milwaukee Bucks95:108@ Milwaukee Bucks107:110vs Milwaukee Bucks108:116@ Milwaukee Bucks103:101@ Milwaukee Bucks109:86vs Milwaukee Bucks89:101vs Milwaukee Bucks112:116@ Brooklyn Nets103:109@ Brooklyn Nets

On 05/17 Boston Celtics lost 118-107 when coming up against Miami Heat the road. Their most valuable player of the match was Jayson Tatum, who dropped 29 points, got 8 rebounds and provided 6 assists. This however did not prove enough for the win. The Celtics ended that meeting shooting an average 45.6% FG, 75.0% FT and 32.4% from the perimeter. The team is 6-4 in their last ten games and currently on a L1 run. The Boston franchise had a mediocre record of 23-18 when playing on enemy territory during the regular campaign.

Boston Celtics Averages This Season

  • Points For
    111.80
  • Points Against
    104.50
  • Assits
    24.78
  • Rebounds
    45.39
  • Steals
    7.24
  • Turnovers
    13.74
  • Blocks
    5.84
  • Points Difference
    7.30

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

Boston Celtics Standout Performer

  • Jayson Tatum

    Jayson Tatum stands above the rest of his teammates, contributing with 28.3 pts, 6.1 assists and 5.8 boards to the cause for an average of 41.4 spent of the floor.

Boston Celtics Missing Players

  • Sam Hauser
    Shoulder

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
Miami Heat
Miami Heat
24 21 26 31 102
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
35 35 26 31 127
Miami HeatBoston Celtics
  • Score

    102
    127
  • Field Goals Made

    38
    43
  • Field Goals Attempts

    86
    84
  • 3 pts Made

    10
    20
  • 3 pts Attempts

    34
    40
  • Free Throws Made

    16
    21
  • Free Throws Attempts

    22
    23
  • Rebounds Total

    42
    41
  • Rebounds Offence

    12
    8
  • Rebounds Defence

    30
    33
  • Assists

    21
    28
  • Steals

    4
    8
  • Blocks

    3
    5
  • Turnovers

    15
    10
  • Personal Fouls

    18
    21

Player Ratings

Miami Heat

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
Jimmy Butler33111861.11333.36875.05163103329-20
Bam Adebayo293650.0000010.0369200136-5
Max Strus262728.62728.6000055211116-5
Victor Oladipo262825.01520.091090.00111103014-15
Gabe Vincent2451050.04850.00000333002314-3
Tyler Herro2451145.5030.011100.00113012211-33
P.J. Tucker222633.311100.0020.0224100225-10
Caleb Martin183837.51250.0000112000017-13
Duncan Robinson143742.9040.0000055311006-6
Dewayne Dedmon1311100.0000000022100022-27
Omer Yurtseven61333.3000000123200002+7
Haywood Highsmith6010.0010.0000011000010+5

Boston Celtics

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
Marcus Smart4082236.451241.733100.027912311124+31
Al Horford3344100.022100.00000333113110+16
Jaylen Brown3391752.94757.122100.02683001424+13
Jayson Tatum3281361.54666.777100.00555103227+13
Grant Williams325771.422100.07887.51340100519+37
Payton Pritchard234850.02633.30000222100210+39
Robert Williams202366.700011100.0134013135+13
Aaron Nesmith7030.0020.0000011000020-9
Daniel Theis611100.0000000011100002-7
Juwan Morgan5010.0010.01250.0101000011-9
Luke Kornet51250.0000000112000002-9
Nik Stauskas41333.31250.0000011200003-3