Braves rotation could be playoff ready by next Friday
The Celtics and Heat start the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat have made it this far, somehow surviving the NBA Bubble in Orlando. They’re just one step away from reaching the NBA Finals in the weirdest season in league history. There should not be an asterisk next to the winner of the Larry O’Brien Trophy this year. Instead, it should mean even more.
The Celtics feature a balanced group with Jayson Tatum as the No. 1 scorer. Yet, Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker have played major roles, especially after Gordon Hayward went down. The Miami Heat, meanwhile, are led by Jimmy Butler.
Butler is on a mission, especially after the Philadelphia 76ers opted to move on from him this offseason. He signed a max deal in Miami and has proven every wrong, except Pat Riley, who believed in his impact all along. The role players in South Beach are more than that — the name doesn’t do them justice. Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic and Duncan Robinson are legitimate scorers, and provide Butler with teammates he knows are going to finish strong.
How to live stream Game 1 of Celtics and Heat on reddit
Celtics and Heat can be seen on ESPN or ESPN3 at 6:40 p.m. ET, but if necessary it can be watched on the NBA streams reddit community.
This is just the beginning for a series with the potential to go the distance.