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Eastern Conference First Round

Heat vs. Celtics | Celtics Win 4-1

Game 1

MIA
76

@

BOS
85

OT

Sat. April 17 8:00 PM ET on ESPN

Game 2

MIA
77

@

BOS
106

OT

Tue. April 20 8:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 3

BOS
100

@

MIA
98

OT

Fri. April 23 7:00 PM ET on ESPN

Game 4

BOS
92

@

MIA
101

OT

Sun. April 25 1:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 5

MIA
86

@

BOS
96

OT

Tue. April 27 7:00 PM ET on NBATV

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
95.8 87.6 0.474 0.439 0.764

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
87.6 95.8 0.435 0.374 0.731

Game 5: Celtics 96, Heat 86

Celtics soar past Heat, advance to second round

Ray Allen scored 24 points, making five 3-pointers in the second half, to help the Celtics to a 96-86 victory over the Heat to clinch the series 4-1 and advance to a matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Video & Analysis

'Winner'

Check out the best highlights from the first-round series set to music.

    Postgame: Pierce

    Paul Pierce explains why he is looking forward to facing the Cavs.

      Postgame: Wade

      A dejected Dwyane Wade talks about his future and what he expects to happen in the offseason.

        Postgame: Spoelstra

        Heat coach Erik Spoelstra praises his 'warriors' for the heart they showed.

        Opinion

        Five to One

        The Celtics' team game proved too much for the Heat's one-man show, writes John Schuhmann.

          Photo Gallery

          Game Action

          Check out the best photos from the Celtics' series-clinching victory.

            Game 4: Heat 101, Celtics 92

            Wade does it all to keep Heat alive in first round

            Dwyane Wade exploded in Game 4 against the Celtics for 46 points including 5-of-7 from behind the arc to keep the Miami Heat alive in this first round series.

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            Video & Analysis

            Game 5: Lookahead

            NBA TV's crew looks ahead to Game 5 between the Heat and Celtics.

              Wade County

              Watch Dwyane Wade score a playoff-high 46 points in a Game 4 win.

                Postgame: Spoelstra

                Erik Spoelstra talks about Sunday's crucial Game 4 victory for the Heat.

                Postgame: Rivers

                Doc Rivers talks about Dwyane Wade's amazing Game 4 play.

                Opinion

                Sharp Shooting

                Dwyane Wade saved the Heat from elimination with a 46 point game.

                  Photo Gallery

                  Game 4 Action

                  Check out the best images from the Heat's thrilling Game 4 win.

                    Game 3: Celtics 100, Heat 98

                    Piercing buzzer-beater puts Boston up 3-0 in series

                    With very little time left on the clock, Paul Pierce silenced Dwyane Wade and the Heat with a game-winning shot to grab the 100-98 victory.

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                    Video & Analysis

                    Game 4 Lookahead

                    Rick and Eric take a look at Miami's chances of avoiding a sweep.

                      Pierce's Big Shot

                      Watch Paul Pierce put the Miami Heat away with a jumper at the buzzer.

                        Postgame: Spoelstra

                        Erik Spoelstra talks about Dwyane Wade's injury and the Game 3 loss.

                        Postgame: Rivers

                        Doc Rivers talks about Paul Pierce's game winning shot and Boston's energy.

                          Opinion

                          O'Neal Cooling Off

                          Jermaine O'Neal's shooting slump is hurting the Heat in this first round series.

                            Photo Gallery

                            Photo Gallery

                            Check out the best images from the Celtics' thrilling Game 3 win.

                              Game 2: Celtics 106, Heat 77

                              Without Garnett, Celtics cruise past Heat in laugher

                              No Garnett, no problem for Boston. Ray Allen hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points as Boston rolled to a 106-77 rout of Miami in Game 2.

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                              Video & Analysis

                              Game 3 Lookahead

                              TNT's Marv Albert and Reggie Miller preview Saturday's Game 3.

                                Opinion

                                Putting On Clinic

                                Boston may have drained Dwyane Wade and the Heat for all they have.

                                  Postgame: Celtics

                                  Glen Davis breaks down the advice he was given from Kevin Garnett.

                                  Postgame: Wade

                                  Dwyane Wade addresses the frustration of being down 0-2 to the Celtics.

                                  All-Access

                                  Go inside the huddle with Doc Rivers, who was mic'd up for Game 2.

                                    Photo Gallery

                                    Game Action

                                    Check out the best images from the Celtics' runaway win in Game 2.

                                      Game 1: Celtics 85, Heat 76

                                      Celtics rally in fourth to take series opener

                                      In a heated battle, Rajon Rondo managed a double-double (10 points, 10 assists) to help the fourth-seeded Celtics rally for a 85-76 Game 1 victory over Dwyane Wade and the Heat.

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                                      Video & Analysis

                                      Game 2 Lookahead

                                      The NBA TV crew break down what lies ahead for Game 2 in Boston.

                                        Postgame: D-Wade

                                        Wade talks about how the Celtics try to make you play their type of game.

                                        Postgame: Doc Rivers

                                        Doc Rivers talks about big defensive plays that gave Boston the win.

                                        Mic'd Up

                                        See how Erik Spoelstra and Doc Rivers are motivating their teams.

                                          Opinion

                                          Defensive Mojo

                                          The Celtics bounced back and held Miami to just 10 points in the fourth.

                                            Photo Gallery

                                            Game 1 Action

                                            Take a look at some of the events and action from Game 1 in Boston.

                                              Heat-Celtics Series Preview

                                              Defensive toughness rules in star-studded matchup

                                              The Heat and Celtics are two teams versed in defensive prowess. The winner will be decided by which team can carry the toughness for 48 minutes.

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                                              Video & Analysis

                                              Heat-Celtics Series Preview

                                              NBA TV looks at the first-round series between the Heat and Celtics.

                                                Telling The Truth

                                                Banner Moments: Paul Pierce shares his favorite memory as a Celtic.

                                                Opportunity Knocks

                                                After being released by the Spurs, Michael Finley makes a mark in Boston.

                                                  Big-Moment Players

                                                  Erik Spoelstra says his players enjoy having a shot at the big moments.

                                                  What Distractions?

                                                  Dwyane Wade is juggling issues on and off the court and making it look easy.

                                                    Podcast

                                                    Hang Time Podcast

                                                    Sekou Smith and Vince Thomas break down the Celtics-Heat series.

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