When it comes to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals the schedule for the Miami Heat is set. However, the opponent is yet to be determined.
With the Dallas Mavericks forcing Sunday Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal series to come with a Thursday night win over the Phoenix Suns, that means the Heat are sure to finish their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. The final will open the series. FTX Arena.
Had The Sons called off that series against the Mavericks on Thursday, the Heat would likely have opened up in the East Finals on Sunday.
The Heat, which finished the Philadelphia 76ers in six games in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series with their 99-90 win Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center, will face either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Boston Celtics in the East Finals.
The Bucks lead that best-of-seven series 3-2 to enter Friday’s Game 6 at the Fisher Forum in Milwaukee. If Game 7 of that series is needed it will be on Sunday at TD Garden in Boston.
1 seed, the Heat will host Game 1 on Tuesday night and Game 2 on Thursday. If necessary, the Heat will also host Games 5 and 7. All games in the pre-finals are at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
The Heat announced Thursday night that individual game tickets for their Eastern Conference Finals home games go on sale to the general public on Friday at 4 p.m.
There will be a four-ticket limit, per house, per game.
Fans will be able to buy home games 1, 2, 3 and 4. Games 3 and 4 will be played only when necessary.
“Fans who have purchased tickets for any unplayed games will automatically be issued a refund, including fees (excluding UPS and retail pickup fees), by Ticketmaster. If fans purchase tickets at a retail location, they can secure a refund by returning tickets for unplayed games at the same retail location where tickets were originally purchased.
“American Express® card members get early access to tickets in front of the general public on Fridays at 12 p.m. To purchase during that presale, fans must use an American Express card. No password required.
“All Heat home playoff games will be a mobile-only entry. To gain entry to the FTX Arena, tickerholders can access their individual playoff tickets via the HEAT app, Ticketmaster.com and/or the Ticketmaster app on a smartphone. For more information visit HEAT.com/app.”
Eastern Conference Finals
Game 1: Tuesday, FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: May 19, FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 3: May 21, in Boston or Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: May 23, in Boston or Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 5*: May 25: FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 6*: May 27, in Boston or Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 7*: May 29: FTX Arena, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
, if necessary.
(No local television at the convention final.)