Bottom line: The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are in a 2-2 series tie in the Eastern Conference Finals. In the last meeting, the Celtics defeated the Heat 102–82. Jason Tatum led the Celtics with 31 points, and Victor Oladipo led the Heat with 23 points.
The heats go on to lead 35-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is second in the Eastern Conference, led by Kyle Lowry with 25.5 assists per game, averaging 7.5.
The Celtics are 33–19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston scores 111.8 points while outscoring opponents by 7.3 points per game.
Top performance: Duncan Robinson averaged 2.9 making 3-pointers per game for the Heat, scoring 10.9 points while shooting 37.2% beyond the arc. Jimmy Butler is shooting 50.6% and averaging 24.9 points in the last 10 games for Miami.
Tatum averages 26.9 points, eight rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown averages 24.2 points in the last 10 games for Boston.
Last 10 games: Heat: 6-4, averaging 104.2 points, 40.9 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% off the field. Their opponents average 102.4 points per game.
Celtics: 6-4, averaging 108.9 points, 43.4 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 5.5 steals and 7.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. His opponents average 99.4 points.
Injury: Heat: Tyler Harrow: Outside (groin).
Celtics: Marcus Smart: out (ankle), Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).