NBA Preview: Celtics vs. Heat
Home: Boston Celtics (48-24)
Away: Miami Heat (44-29)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Thursday at 7:00 PM ET
Jayson Tatum will lead Boston against Jimmy Butler and Miami on Thursday.
The Celtics are coming off a loss to Miami. Jayson Tatum led them in scoring with 30 points while also contributing 14 rebounds and five assists.
In their last time out, the Heat won against Boston, 117-114. Goran Dragic paved the way, scoring 29 points while recording seven rebounds and four assists.
Celtics Stat Leaders
Scoring: Jayson Tatum, 23.4 ppg
Rebounds: Enes Kanter, 7.4 rpg
Assists: Marcus Smart, 4.9 apgOverview: Jayson Tatum powers the Celtics offense, Tatum posted a line of 23.4 points and seven rebounds during the season. Kemba Walker is another player to keep an eye on for Boston, Walker averaged 20.4 points and 4.8 assists on the year.
Heat Stat Leaders
Scoring: Jimmy Butler, 19.9 ppg
Rebounds: Bam Adebayo, 10.2 rpg
Assists: Jimmy Butler, 6 apgOverview: The Heat biggest impact player on offense is Jimmy Butler who averaged 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and six assists during the regular season. Goran Dragic is another player to watch for Miami, Dragic averaged 16.2 points on the year.
Season Stats Comparison
|Boston Celtics||Miami Heat|
|55%||Points In Paint Pct||58%|
|46%||Field Goals Pct||47%|
|36%||Three Points Pct||38%|
|80%||Free Throws Pct||79%|