The Celtics were making a playoff push as of late. With the acquisition of Isaiah Thomas, Boston has been revitalized. However, Boston has lost 3 of their last 5 games.
The Celtics are a great passing team, ranking 3rd in the NBA in assists, much of that a credit to their coach Brad Stevens who is in his second year. Boston's major weakness is their defense. They give up a lot of points, over 102 PPG.
|Marcus Smart||PG||Goran Dragic|
|Evan Turner||SG||Dwyane Wade|
|Jae Crowder||SF||Luol Deng|
|Brandon Bass||PF||Udonis Haslem|
|Tyler Zeller||C||Hassan Whiteside|
The Heat are looking to win their 4th straight home game, which would be a season high. The problem here is that the Heat have a long list of players on Day-to-Day injuries: Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng, Goran Dragic. Their availability will likely come just before warmups.
The Heat really need this win to keep pace with the Indiana Pacers who are making a strong push for the playoffs. Indiana has won 8 of 10 and have the same record as the Heat, but currently hold the tie breaker after taking 2/3 from Miami -- the Heat and Pacers play in Indianapolis on Easter for the final time this season.
The Heat and Celtics play at 7:30 PM EST at AmericanAirlines Arean. The game can be seen on SunSports or you can listen on 790 the Ticket in Miami.
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