Boston Celtics (47-29) welcome Miami Heat (48-28) at the TD Garden in Boston on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 5:00 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat: Match Details
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 5:00 AM IST OR 7:30 PM ET (March 30)
Location: TD Garden, Boston
Boston Celtics have been in great form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing just once (WWWWL). They are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
Miami Heat have been in poor form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won just once, losing four times (LLLLW). They are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
The Celtics currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. While the Heat are positioned three places above them, in first place in the Eastern Conference.
Their last meeting took place on January 31, 2022 and it ended in a 122-92 win for the Celtics in Boston. This will be their third meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Boston Celtics– Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart will be the on the spotlight in the probable absences of some key men for Boston.
Smart has the fourth-highest Steals per game (1.7) this NBA season.
Smart is also averaging 11.9 points (third-most) and 5.8 assists (most) for the Celtics.
In Boston’s last match, Marcus Smart had team-highs 28 points and 10 rebounds against Toronto Raptors.
Miami Heat– Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.1 points (most), 6.0 rebounds (second-most) and 5.5 assists (second-most) for the Heat.
Butler also has the highest Steals (1.7) and third-highest Blocks (0.5) per game for Miami, making him an all-round player.
In their last match, he had game-highs 27 points and 7 assists against Sacramento Kings.
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat: Key Points
- Boston are 26-12 at home, while the Heat are 21-16 away.
- Robert Williams III is OUT for this game, while Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are doubtful for the Celtics.
- In their last head-to-head, Miami’s Gabe Vincent had game-high 9 assists.
- Boston have been nothing but spectacular since the All-Star break, going an astonishing 13-3.
- This match is a direct competition between two of the four teams vying for the first seed in the Eastern Conference.
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat: Match Prediction
Miami Heat are underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring Boston Celtics, especially because of their recent good form and great home record.
Predicted Winner: Boston Celtics
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