Tatum and the Celtics try to clinch conference finals against Miami

Posted5/26/2022 7:00 AM

Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT


FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Celtics -8.5; over/under is 200.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Celtics lead series 3-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Celtics look to clinch the Eastern Conference finals over the Miami Heat in game six. The Celtics won the last meeting 93-80 on May 26 led by 25 points from Jaylen Brown, while Bam Adebayo scored 18 points for the Heat.

The Celtics are 33-19 in conference games. Boston scores 111.8 points and has outscored opponents by 7.3 points per game.

The Heat are 35-17 against conference opponents. Miami is the top team in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.9% from deep. Victor Oladipo paces the Heat shooting 41.7% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum averages 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Celtics, scoring 26.9 points while shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc. Brown is shooting 48.0% and averaging 23.7 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

Tyler Herro is shooting 44.7% and averaging 20.7 points for the Heat. Jimmy Butler is averaging 24.7 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 6-4, averaging 107.3 points, 44.0 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 5.0 steals and 7.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 98.8 points per game.

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Heat: 5-5, averaging 101.6 points, 41.1 rebounds, 20.5 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.5 points.

INJURIES: Celtics: Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).

Heat: Tyler Herro: day to day (groin).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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