Herro and the Heat visit Boston with 2-1 series lead
Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Celtics -7; over/under is 208.5
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Heat lead series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat visit the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Heat won the last matchup 109-103 on May 22 led by 31 points from Bam Adebayo, while Jaylen Brown scored 40 points for the Celtics.
The Celtics are 33-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston leads the league allowing just 104.5 points per game while holding opponents to 43.4% shooting.
The Heat are 35-17 in Eastern Conference play. Miami is 3-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum is scoring 26.9 points per game with 8.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Brown is averaging 24.2 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 50.3% over the last 10 games for Boston.
Tyler Herro is averaging 20.7 points and four assists for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 5-5, averaging 107.6 points, 42.2 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 5.9 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.3 points per game.
Heat: 7-3, averaging 105.7 points, 40.3 rebounds, 20.9 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.6 points.
INJURIES: Celtics: Robert Williams III: out (knee), Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).
Heat: Jimmy Butler: day to day (right knee).