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The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will face off in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. The Heat lead the series 2-0 and will look to close out the series in Miami.
The Celtics have struggled in the first two games of the series, but they have shown flashes of their potential. They will need to play their best basketball of the season if they want to win Game 3 and force a Game 4.
The Heat have been the better team in the series so far. They have played with great energy and have gotten contributions from all over their roster. Jimmy Butler has been the star of the series, but Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and Kyle Lowry have all played well [Herro has not played at all and Lowry, well, that’s debatable].
The Celtics will need to find a way to slow down the Heat’s offense. They have also struggled to defend the three-point line in the first two games. If they can find a way to stop the Heat’s three-point shooting and get their own offense going, they will have a chance to win Game 3.
The Celtics are the underdogs in Game 3, but they have shown that they can compete with the Heat. If they can play their best basketball of the season, they will have a chance to win Game 3 and force a Game 4.
Here are some key matchups to watch in Game 3:
- Jayson Tatum vs. Jimmy Butler: Tatum has been the Celtics’ best player in the playoffs, but he has struggled against Butler in the first two games. Butler has been the Heat’s best player in the series and has guarded Tatum well. Tatum will need to find a way to get past Butler if the Celtics want to win Game 3.
- Jaylen Brown vs. Bam Adebayo: Brown has also struggled against Adebayo in the first two games. Adebayo has been a force on both ends of the court and has guarded Brown well. Brown will need to find a way to get past Adebayo if the Celtics want to win Game 3.
- Marcus Smart vs. Tyler Herro: Smart has been the Celtics’ best defender in the playoffs, but he will have his hands full with Herro in Game 3. Herro has been one of the Heat’s most consistent players in the playoffs and has been a spark off the bench. Smart will need to find a way to slow down Herro if the Celtics want to win Game 3. [I can guarantee you that Smart will have no trouble slowing down Tyler Herro tonight!]
The Celtics are facing a tall task in Game 3, but they have shown that they can compete with the Heat. If they can play their best basketball of the season, they will have a chance to win Game 3 and force a Game 4.
Overall, not a bad preview for what should be a great game. Biggest game of the season for the Boston Celtics!