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NBA PLAYOFFS GAMETHREAD: Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1 - Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat

Kyle Lowry, Marcus Smart and Al Horford are all out tonight for Game 1.

Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game One Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

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The Miami Heat host the Boston Celtics at the FTX Arena tonight for Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals.

Heat point guard Kyle Lowry continues to sit out with a hamstring injury, while Celtics starters Marcus Smart (sprain) and Al Horford (health and safety protocols) will not play either.

The game will air on ESPN at 8:30pm EST.



  • Kyle Lowry (hamstring) - out


  • Sam Hauser (right shoulder instability episode) - out
  • Marcus Smart (right mid-foot sprain) - out
  • Al Horford (NBA health and safety protocols) - out


Tipoff: 8:30 p.m. EST

Radio: WAXY 790 / WAQI 710 / Sirius XM Channel 895 (Heat Radio Network simulcast)

Starting Lineups

Wizards Position Heat
Wizards Position Heat
Bradley Beal PG Kyle Lowry
Kyle Kuzma SG Tyler Herro
Corey Kispert SF Caleb Martin
Deni Avdija PF Nikola Jovic
Kristaps Porzingis C Bam Adebayo