Gameday Rundown: HEAT Look To Take 2-0 Lead Over Celtics
Game starts at 7PM on ESPN
Miami HEAT at Boston Celtics
Thursday, September 17th @ 7:00PM
EC Finals, Game Two
Location: AdventHealth Arena at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports
Start time: 7:15PM
Radio: 790AM, MIX 98.3FM (Espanol)
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Uniform: Association - White
What to watch for:
- Bam Adebayo’s block with 3.7 seconds remaining in Game 1 against Boston marked as the first rejection of a potential game-tying or go-ahead dunk in the final minute of a postseason game since the NBA starting tracking play by-plays during the 1996-97 season.
- The HEAT came back from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to record a, 117-114, overtime win against Boston. It tied Miami’s fourth-largest comeback win in a postseason game in team history and they also become the first team in NBA history to come back from a fourth quarter double-digit deficit multiple times in a single postseason.
- Goran Dragić has currently scored in double-figures in 28 consecutive postseason games, the fourth-longest streak by a member of the HEAT in team history.
- Tyler Herro has recorded 144 points in his first 10 postseason games, all off the bench, marking as the third-most points in NBA history by a rookie reserve in their first 10 playoff games.
- Chris Silva (groin) is out for game 2.
- 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.
In the days leading up to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Erik Spoelstra mentioned countless times that the HEAT needed to embrace the competition and get to their game more consistently than the Celtics. And well, they did just that down the stretch in game 1 and defeated Boston 117-114 in overtime at The Field House in Orlando to take a 1-0 series lead.
|112.6||POINTS PER GAME||108.2|
|104.7||OPPONENT POINTS PER GAME||101.4|
|.445||OPPONENT FG PCT.||.411|
|.386||3-PT FG PCT.||.342|
|44.5||REBOUNDS PER GAME.||45.0|
|39.8||OPPONENT REBOUNDS PER GAME||42.7|
|25.2||ASSISTS PER GAME||21.3|
|7.80||STEALS PER GAME||7.00|
|14.6||TURNOVERS PER GAME||13.6|
|13.8||OPPONENT TURNOVERS PER GAME||13.1|
|4.30||BLOCKS PER GAME||5.42|