Tatum and the Celtics try to clinch conference finals against Miami

Miami Heat (53-29, 1st in Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (51-31, 2nd in Eastern Conference)

Boston; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Celtics -8.5; over/under is 200.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Celtics lead series 3-2

CONCLUSION: The Boston Celtics are looking to win the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat in game six. The Celtics won the last meeting on May 26 93-80, led by Jaylen Brown with 25 points while Bam Adebayo had 18 points for the heat.

The Celtics are 33-19 in conference games. Boston scores 111.8 points and has outscored opponents by 7.3 points per game.

The Heat are 35-17 against conference opponents. Miami is the top team in the Eastern Conference, shooting 37.9% from deep. Victor Oladipo accelerates the heat, shooting 41.7% from 3-point range.

HIGH PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum averaged 3.0 3-pointers per game for the Celtics and scored 26.9 points while shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc. Brown is averaging 48.0% and 23.7 points in his last 10 games for Boston.

Tyler Herro shoots 44.7% and averages 20.7 points for the heat. Jimmy Butler has averaged 24.7 points in his last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 6-4, averaging 107.3 points, 44.0 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 5.0 steals and 7.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Your opponents averaged 98.8 points per game.

Heat: 5-5, averaging 101.6 points, 41.1 rebounds, 20.5 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 102.5 points.

INJURIES: Celtics: Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).

Heat: Tyler Herro: Day by Day (bar).


The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from sports radar.

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