Celtics vs. Heat: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Celtics vs. Heat: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch


The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are meeting in the Eastern Conference Finals, with Game 1 coming up.

The Celtics are coming off of a 112-88 victory over the 76ers in their most recent outing on Sunday. The Heat are coming off of a 96-92 win over the Knicks in their last game on Friday. In the Celtics’ win, Jayson Tatum led the way with a team-high 51 points (adding 13 rebounds and five assists). In the Heat’s win, Jimmy Butler led the team with 24 points (adding eight rebounds and four assists).

When is Celtics vs. Heat and when does it start?

This game between the Celtics and Heat is set to start on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. You can expect the opening tip at 8:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Celtics vs. Heat

The Celtics and Heat will hit the court at TD Garden for this matchup on May 17, and if you want to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT.

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Celtics Stats, Odds & Insights

This season, the Celtics have been favored 72 times and won 51, or 70.8%, of those games.

The Celtics record 117.9 points per game. That’s 8.1 more points than the 109.8 the Heat give up.

The Celtics knock down 16 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league) while shooting 37.6% from beyond the arc (sixth-best in the NBA). They are making 4.4 more threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 11.6 per game while shooting 34.5%.

The Celtics’ offense has been much better in home games (120.5 PPG) compared to road games (115.4 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better when playing at home (110.5 PPG allowed) compared to their play on the road (112.4 PPG allowed).

The Celtics have seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 114.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, three points fewer than the 117.9 they’ve scored this year.

Heat Stats, Odds & Insights

The Heat score 109.5 points per game (30th in NBA) and give up 109.8 (second in league) for a -26 scoring differential overall.

The Heat put up an average of 109.5 points per game. That’s only 1.9 fewer points than the 111.4 the Celtics allow to opponents.

The Heat are 16th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (34.4%).

At home the Heat put up 111.4 points per game, 3.9 more than away (107.5). On defense they allow 110.2 points per game at home, 0.9 more than on the road (109.3).

While the Heat are posting 109.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark over their past 10 games, amassing 111.6 a contest.

Celtics Key Players to Watch

Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 74 30.1 8.8 4.6 1.1 0.7 3.2
Jaylen Brown 67 26.6 6.9 3.5 1.1 0.4 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 67 14.9 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.3 2
Derrick White 82 12.4 3.6 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 61 11.5 3.1 6.3 1.5 0.4 1.9

Heat Key Players to Watch

Heat Leaders
Jimmy Butler 64 22.9 5.9 5.3 1.8 0.3 0.6
Bam Adebayo 75 20.4 9.2 3.2 1.2 0.8 0
Max Strus 80 11.5 3.2 2.1 0.5 0.2 2.5
Kyle Lowry 55 11.2 4.1 5.1 1 0.4 1.9
Victor Oladipo 42 10.7 3.1 3.5 1.4 0.3 1.7

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Author: Luis Escalante

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