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Game Preview: Heat look to right the ship in Boston for Game 3

After getting run out the gym in Miami, the Heat look to take a series lead by stealing a game in Beantown.

NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Game Story:

Even Jimmy Butler’s heroics on Thursday night couldn’t make up for Miami’s overall anemic showing on their home floor. After not dropping a home game all postseason, the Heat are in for a challenge and Jimmy won’t be able to do it alone. With the Celtics back to full strength the Heat will need real offensive contributions from Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro if they expect to take this series.

There’s also still no definitive word on if Lowry is ready to go, leaving the Heat without their main facilitator once again. Heat fans have every right to be nervous, but Spo has been in this situation a lot, so Miami should come out punching after getting smacked around on Thursday.

Probable Starters:


  • Jimmy Butler
  • PJ Tucker
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Gabe Vincent
  • Max Strus


  • Jayson Tatum
  • Marcus Smart
  • Robert Williams
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Al Horford

Broadcast Info

TV: ABC (Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Lisa Salters)

Radio: The Ticket 790 AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson, Ruth Riley Hunter); ESPN Radio (Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Monica McNutt)

Spanish Radio: WRTO Mix 98.3 FM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda)