Miami, Boston tied 2-2 heading to game 5

May 24, 2022 GMT

Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Heat -1.5; over/under is 203.5


BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are in a 2-2 series tie in the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics beat the Heat 102-82 in the last meeting. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 31 points, and Victor Oladipo led the Heat with 23 points.

The Heat have gone 35-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is second in the Eastern Conference with 25.5 assists per game led by Kyle Lowry averaging 7.5.

The Celtics are 33-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston scores 111.8 points while outscoring opponents by 7.3 points per game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Duncan Robinson averages 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Heat, scoring 10.9 points while shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc. Jimmy Butler is shooting 50.6% and averaging 24.9 points over the last 10 games for Miami.


Tatum is averaging 26.9 points, eight rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.2 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 104.2 points, 40.9 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.4 points per game.

Celtics: 6-4, averaging 108.9 points, 43.4 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 5.5 steals and 7.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.4 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Tyler Herro: out (groin).

Celtics: Marcus Smart: out (ankle), Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.