For the Celtics, it's about regaining their swagger and saying, "Not so fast. "The Heat already looked like a championship team in their first game of the season, while the Celtics lost their opener against the New York Knicks, 106-104, when Kevin Garnett missed a baseline jumper in the closing seconds. What They’re SayingSaid LeBron James after the season-opening win over the Mavericks, per The Boston Globe:“It’s a concerted effort going into the season and into this game to be aggressive, get to the free throw line and try to make my free throws. Put as much pressure on the defense as I can and try to do that all night. It’s a good start for us.
Getting to the free-throw line. Taking the shots when they're open. I thought he was the aggressor in the game. I don't know if [he] can do that every night, but overall, that's the Rondo that we want. It was terrific. "Celtics Player to WatchRajon Rondo's play will be critical if the Celtics are to make it to the NBA Finals this season. The team is still being criticized for trading away defensive post presence Kendrick Perkins last season, and what's worse, the man they traded for, forward Jeff Green, is out for the season due to an aortic aneurysm.
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info and MoreMike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesThe Miami Heat have not only evolved into the Beasts of the East, they are widely projected to win the NBA title this season. After making it to the NBA Finals in their first season sporting Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the Heat not only have more experience, the defending champion Dallas Mavericks appear to have taken a step backwards. The Heat host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, and it's bound to be physical and competitive as always. Get ready for some heat in Miami, folks.
Heat vs. Celtics Game 4 Live Stream: How To Watch The NBA Live On ESPNThe Miami Heat and Boston Celtics meet in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals! No team is ever truly out of it during the 2020 NBA playoffs, and that’s especially true for the conference finals. Both the Nuggets and Celtics entered Game 3 down 0-2, and both Denver and Boston enter Game 4 with a chance to even their respective series at two games apiece.
Forward Glen Davis has also moved on to the Orlando Magic and the Celtics are an aging team. Rondo needs to play like the superstar he's capable of being this season. Heat Player to WatchDo I really need to tell you who? LeBron James, of course. Ever since arriving in Miami last offseason and spurning his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, James has been under heavy scrutiny, and his late-game woes in the playoffs last season drew scorn across the nation. It's likely the Heat will defer to Wade this season in late-game situations, but James will have to step up from time to time for the Heat to win a championship.
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Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FLWhen: Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8:00 p. m. ESTWatch: TNTListen: WEEI Sports Radio Network (Boston), 790 AM The Ticket (Miami)Betting Line: Heat by 9. 5, according to BovadaKey InjuriesHeat small forward Mike Miller is out until at least early January because of a hernia, per CBSSports. com. Shooting guard Mickael Pietrus is out until at least early January and star small forward Paul Pierce is doubtful with a heel injury. What’s At Stake? At this point in the season, it's about getting off to a fast start. For the Heat and Celtics, however, it's more than that. For the Heat, it's about continuing to prove they are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
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But it was one game. We have a long way to go and we have to continue to be better. ’’James was criticized last season for being too complacent and settling for too many jumpers instead of using his near-unstoppable frame to drive to the hoop. It appears he's starting to figure things out. As for the Celtics, point guard Rajon Rondo has started off red hot after being the subject of trade rumors in the offseason. Said Celtics head coach Doc Rivers after the Celtics' season opener, per ESPN:"This is the Rondo we want. This is what we talked about last year.
Key Matchup: Sasha Pavlovic/Marquis Daniels vs. LeBron JamesThe fact that James has decided to get to the bucket more often this season should be terrifying opponents. When you're a linebacker on the basketball court, no defender wants to be in your path. Small forward Paul Pierce likely won't be playing against the Heat, so backups Sasha Pavlovic and Marquis Daniels will have to pick up the slack. Pierce's absence on the defensive side of the ball may be more harmful to the Celtics than his absence on the offensive end.
The Celtics had four players score 20 or more points during Game 3 (Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, and Marcus Smart). Can they maintain that balance, or will Miami find a way to shut down Boston and take a commanding 3-1 lead? Here’s how to watch Game 4 of the Celtics/Heat series live on ESPN. WHAT TIME DOES THE CELTICS/HEAT GAME START? Tonight’s Game 4 matchup (September 23) is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p. m. ET on ESPN. CELTICS VS HEAT GAME 4 LIVE STREAM INFORMATION: If you have a valid cable login, you can watch tonight’s Celtics/Heat game live on ESPN via the “watch live” section on the ESPN website or the ESPN app, which you can download on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.
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