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Game 2 Preview: Heat face Celtics aiming for control

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The Miami Heat escaped an overtime thriller in Game 1, what will this game bring?

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Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game One Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Miami Heat continued their unbelievable playoff run going 9-1 so far in the bubble after their Game 1 overtime win in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Oh, did you miss Game 1? Shame on you, it was a great start to a very competitive series.

Game 2 brings the adjustments. What does Brad Stevens and Erik Spoelstra have in their bag to tighten up their approaches to two teams who make you work for everything? The Heat had a roller coaster game, but was able to win Game 1.

Taking a 2-0 series lead would be a huge step to the Heat taking complete control of this series. Especially as Boston continues to wait for the return of Gordon Hayward — the Heat need to take advantage. Miami will look to capitalize on the versatility of Bam Adebayo while they also try to make Kemba Walker a non-factor.

FiveThirtyEight has Boston with a 59% chance to win Game 2.

The game will air on ESPN, starting shortly after 7:00.

Probable Starters:

Miami —

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Goran Dragic

Boston —

  • Jayson Tatum
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Daniel Theis
  • Marcus Smart
  • Kemba Walker

Broadcast Info

  • TV: ESPN
  • Streaming: fuboTV (via ESPN)
  • 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)

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