Boston Celtics (56-29) at Miami Heat (54-30)
Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Take the Celtics minus the points. The Celtics could easily be up in this series 2-0 but they can't afford to fall to 0-3. They blew another big lead in Game 2 and there was tension in the locker room afterwards. While some teams might cave to tensions I think it will bring this team more focused. Smart and Brown are rumored to be the ones that had to be split in the locker room but these are intense players, it's nothing personal. Sloppy play and a lack of execution lead to the Celtics downfall in Game 2. They didn't take their time when the Heat went to zone and made dumb turnovers. That won't happen in Game 3. Hayward could return to the Celtics for this game as well but even if he doesn't I expect a big Boston win.