Jimmy Butler scored a career playoff-high 47 points for the Heat in a 111-103 win in Game 6 to force a return trip to Miami for Game 7. Butler was 16-of-29 from the floor and also had nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals despite playing with injured knee that has limited him for much of the series.
Boston is a 2.5-point road favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and a -140 moneyline favorite. The Heat are +120 on the moneyline.
Celtics vs. Heat
Date: Sunday, May 29
Start time: 8:30 PM ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN, ESPN App
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Boston got 30 points and nine rebounds from Jayson Tatum in Game 6 and Jaylen Brown added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. He was also called for a charge on Victor Oladipo late in the fourth period which ultimately sealed the deal for Miami. The Celtics are 1-0 in Game 7s during the postseason, earning a 109-81 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of the second round. They have yet to lose back-to-back games in these playoffs.
Miami outscored Boston 17-6 in the final 4:42 of the game after the Celtics took a 97-94 lead. Tyler Herro (groin strain) did not play in Game 6 but could be in for Game 7. Kyle Lowry was 4-of-9 on 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and 10 assists, a massive jump in production. The Heat have only lost two games at home this postseason, both coming in this series.