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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

Nuggets Position Heat
Nuggets Position Heat
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope PG Gabe Vincent
Bruce Brown SG Max Strus
Vlatko Cancar SF Jimmy Butler
Michael Porter Jr. PF Caleb Martin
Nikola Jovic C Bam Adebayo