Celtics vs. Heat
Date: Wednesday, May 25
Start time: 8:30 PM ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN, ESPN App
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The Celtics are coming off of a blowout win in Game 4 and will look to be the first team in the series to win back-to-back games. Jayson Tatum rebounded from a brutal Game 3 showing with 31 points in the win. The key for the Celtics will be the three-point shot. In their Game 2 win in Miami, they shot 50 percent from deep.
The Heat are banged up. Tyler Herro missed Game 4 with a groin injury while Butler was ineffective in Game 4 after exiting the previous contest early with knee inflammation. The Heat, like the Celtics, have had volatile offensive performances this series. If Butler is back to 100 percent, it’s a huge advantage for Miami because the offense isn’t the same without him. This is a pivotal contest, as the winner of Game 5 goes on to win the series over 70 percent of the time.