The Miami Heat have another home game they need to win to hold serve and head Philadelphia with a 2-0 series lead before a potential return of Joel Embiid.
In Game 1, the Heat held the Sixers to 92 points. James Harden had 16 points and Miami was able to impose their will in the second half. In Game 2, the Heat will have to play even better with their shooting and with their ball control.
Miami shot poorly from the perimeter and coughed the ball up plenty of times. It was far from their best game. But the Sixers will come with adjustments and the Heat need to be ready. If the Heat are able to win Game 2, the Sixers would need to win 4 of 5 to win the series.
Tobias Harris is the biggest concern for the Heat from Game 1, but the Heat may also be content with him being the center of their offense. Look for the adjustments and enjoy the game!
The Heat will honor Tyler Herro tonight for winning the NBA’s 6th Man of the Year Award.
Eastern Conference Finals Schedule
|Game 1||Tuesday, May 17||Boston @ Miami||8:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Game 2||Thursday, May 19||Boston @ Miami||8:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Game 3||Saturday, May 21||Miami @ Boston||8:30 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Game 4||Monday, May 23||Miami @ Boston||8:30 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Game 5*||Wednesday, May 25||Boston @ Miami||8:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Game 6*||Friday, May 27||Miami @ Boston||8:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Game 7*||Sunday, May 29||Boston @ Miami||8:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
- Kyle Lowry: out (hamstring)
- Joel Embiid: out (concussion)
|Marcus Smart||PG||Kyle Lowry|
|Derrick White||SG||Tyler Herro|
|Jaylen Brown||SF||Max Strus|
|Jayson Tatum||PF||Caleb Martin|
|Al Horford||C||Bam Adebayo|
The odds can be found at DraftKings. The Heat are a -8 on the spread and the game as a 208 over/under the line. Personally, I would take the over on 208 as I think both teams will score more efficiently. It’s easy to place bets on DraftKings, click the link at the bottom to get started.
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