Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 26, 2022 02:30 CET
After four games in the Eastern Conference finals, the score is 2-2. The team that wins this game will come one step away from advancing to the NBA Finals.
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In the fourth game played in Boston, the Miami Heat played one of the weakest playoff games in franchise history. They scored only 11 points in the first quarter, so they had nothing to look for against the motivated Celtics. After Bam Adebayo dominated in game number three, he completely disappeared last night. The reason for such a thing is Robert Williams return to the Celtics lineup. „Timelord“ completely stopped Adebayo and did not allow him an advantage at either end of the floor. Jimmy Butler played despite the injury he suffered in the third game but had almost no impact in this game. In the absence of Tyler Herro, the chance was finally given to Duncan Robinson who scored four three-pointers, but in defense, he was once again a player who was constantly attacked by the Celtics. After the debacle in the second game of this series, the Heat showed pride and character in-game number three, so now they believe they can do the same once again after the second humiliation they experienced in this year’s Eastern Conference finals. That is what their head coach Erik Spoelstra believes, who announced something like that yesterday.
We now have a best-of-3 series on our hands, with homecourt advantage on our side.
See how we ended up at 2-2 and the silver lining from Game 4 in @CoupNBA‘s Takeaways
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 24, 2022
The Boston Celtics made a better impression in this year’s playoffs than in all previous years when the head coach was Brad Stevens. Unlike that period, the defense of this team is much better and the impression is that the players leave much more on the court than they did in previous seasons. On the other side of the floor, Jayson Tatum has dominated throughout the playoffs so far. Jaylen Brown is also at a high level in continuity, and very important roles from the bench have been played in some games by Payton Pritchard, Grant Williams, and Derrick White. This is a great opportunity for this generation of Celtics to go to the NBA Finals and the outcome of the game number five could be crucial for something like that. In the Eastern Conference semifinals, they lost a fifth game in the series against the Milwaukee Bucks, but then managed to win the next two games and advance to this Eastern Conference finals. However, this time they will do everything they can to advance with much less stress.
We responded with a bounce-back win in Game 4 to even our series against the Heat. pic.twitter.com/wk94sJhhOc
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 24, 2022
Although it is less important, the two teams played against each other three times in the regular season and H2H was 2-1 for the Boston Celtics.
The only thing that matters is the current score is 2-2 in this series after four games. In the playoffs this year, the Miami Heat is at an impressive 7-1 at home. The Boston Celtics won five times on the road, while they lost two times (once in Milwaukee and once in Miami).
Tyler Herro missed game number four for Miami Heat due to a groin injury and he is questionable for this game. Marcus Smart didn’t play for Boston Celtics yesterday. There has been increased swelling in his sprained right ankle, but he is expected to play in game number five. All other players on both teams are available.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Predictions
Not always, but usually game number five is crucial in the playoff series. Overall, the Boston Celtics have shown more in this playoffs than the Miami Heat and seem to be a better team. There is no doubt that the better team will win because there is nothing more to hide so both coaches will have to throw all the cards they have on the table.
Date and Time: 26.05.2022 02:30 CET
Pick: Boston Celtics to win
Taking this line once again as the first time, he covered this last time with 20 points in 42 minutes. Tonight’s game is a must win for the Boston Celtics as the series is tied 2-2 and they have to win a game at Miami, so if all things considered go well with him, he’ll get those extended minutes. 10.5 line here is pretty good all things considered and we are taking it once more.
Pick: Al Horford Over 10.5 Points
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