The Miami Heat have very little room to get to the first seed in the Eastern conference, but that won’t stop them on trying to beat what seems to be their recent nemesis, the Boston Celtics, this Tuesday at TD Garden at 8 PM ET.
On April, the Celtics have been outstanding against the Heat and it hasn’t mattered where they played, it just seems as Boston have lost complete respect for the three superstars Miami own.
In the beginning of the month, the Celtics smashed the Heat 91-72, but it was more clear that respect had been lost in the OT victory 115-107 in Miami just a couple of weeks ago. “We talk about it in fighting terms,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “We told them today before the game, you’re in a boxing match, you expect to get hit. They’re going to hit you. They did, and we withstood it. I thought that was important for our team.”
The general idea was that if Lebron James found a rhythm and had one of those big games; the Celtics won’t be able to respond. James had 36 point seven rebounds and seven assists for Miami in their last game against Boston, but the Celtics didn’t even get bother by it.
The new breath Kevin Garnett got in the last month, plus a great game by Rajon Rondo and the support of Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, make the Celtics favorites as they have owned the Heat lately. Take the Boston to cover the spread.