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Game Preview: Heat play Celtics in only back-to-back tonight

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The Miami Heat will play the Boston Celtics, looking for their first win against them this season.

Toronto Raptors v Miami Heat Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

Game Story:

The Miami Heat (42-25) will play their only back-to-back set against the Boston Celtics (44-22) tonight, a team they haven’t beaten this season. Miami’s two losses to Boston this season were also on the other side of a back-to-back.

After a tough loss yesterday to the Toronto Raptors, the Heat are hoping to get back on the winning side of things before playing the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The Celtics are 1-1 in the bubble and have reason to win this game. Miami is on their tails for the third seed, and a win here will almost certainly secure that from them from the Heat.

This game is at 6:30 and will be on TNT.

Probable Starters:

Miami —

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Kendrick Nunn

Boston —

  • Gordon Hayward
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Daniel Theis
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Kemba Walker

Broadcast Info:

  • TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson); TNT
  • Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)