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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction & Preview


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The Boston Celtics head to Miami to play the Heat in Game 7 on Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. Boston (3-3) had the chance to close the series out at home but came up short. Miami (3-3) will look to advance to another NBA Finals appearance at home.


Celtics Late Fouls Hurt Them

Boston and Miami went back-and-forth in the first half but in the third quarter, Jimmy Butler took over. In the fourth quarter, however, as they eventually tied the game, they took too many costly fouls. In the game, they were led by Jayson Tatum who dropped 30 while off the bench Derrick White had 22 and Jaylen Brown chipped in with 20.


The Celtics have been led by Tatum in the playoffs as he's averaging 27.1 PPG while Brown is averaging 22.9 and Marcus Smart is chipping in with 14.9. Boston is also shooting 45.6% from the field and 36.3% from three in these playoffs. In the regular season, they went 51-31 and went 23-18 on the road. They also shot 46.6% from the field and 35.6% from three in the regular season.

Boston will still be without Sam Hauser.


Heat Look To Advance At Home

Miami had to win two in a row to advance to the Finals which is easier said than done as neither team has won two in a row so far in this series. In Game 6, the Heat have a lot of positives to take away from it as Jimmy Butler looked like his usual self and they shot 46.2% from the field and 42.9% from three. In the game, they were led by Butler who dropped 47 while Kyle Lowry had a double-double with 18 points and 10 assists and Max Strus had 13.


The Heat went 53-29 in the regular season and 29-12 at home while against Boston this season they went 1-2 but did win the final game of the regular season. Miami has been led by Butler who's averaging 26.9 PPG while Bam Adebayo is chipping in with 14.2 and Tyler Herro is averaging 13.5. They are also shooting 44.7% from the field and 31.9% from three.

Miami lists Tyler Herro as day-to-day after he missed game 6.


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