Gameday Rundown: HEAT Open Conference Finals Against Celtics
Game starts at 6:30PM on ESPN
Miami HEAT at Boston Celtics
Tuesday, September 15th @ 6:30PM
EC Finals, Game One
Location: The Field House at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports
Start time: 6:45PM
Radio: 790AM, MIX 98.3FM (Espanol)
Item of the game: ECF Collection
Uniform: Association - White
- The HEAT and Celtics met three times this regular season with Boston winning two of those three matchups.
- Miami is 48-75 all-time versus the Celtics during the regular season, including 29-35 in home games and 19-40 in road games.
- The teams enter this postseason having faced each other three previous times during the playoffs with Miami winning two of those three series.
What to watch for:
- The HEAT are making their eighth Eastern Conference Finals appearance, having recorded a 5-2 series record in their previous seven appearances.
- Miami has won their last five consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances, the longest such streak by an East team since the Chicago Bulls won six-straight in the 90’s.
- The HEAT became just the sixth team in NBA postseason history ranked as a No. 5 seed or lower to defeat an overall No. 1 seed.
- Goran Dragić has currently scored in double-figures in 27 consecutive postseason games, the fourth-longest streak by a member of the HEAT in team history.
- Chris Silva (groin) is out for game 1.
|112.1||POINTS PER GAME||107.6|
|103.7||OPPONENT POINTS PER GAME||100.0|
|.445||OPPONENT FG PCT.||.405|
|.380||3-PT FG PCT.||.341|
|44.9||REBOUNDS PER GAME.||45.7|
|40.1||OPPONENT REBOUNDS PER GAME||42.8|
|24.4||ASSISTS PER GAME||21.1|
|8.00||STEALS PER GAME||6.82|
|14.8||TURNOVERS PER GAME||13.8|
|14.1||OPPONENT TURNOVERS PER GAME||13.1|
|4.11||BLOCKS PER GAME||5.36|