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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 5/19/2022
Celtics at Heat—Horford doubtful for Boston and Smart questionable. Lowry questionable for the Heat. Miami takes the 1-0 series lead off their 118-107 win in the opener. After falling behind by 8 at the half the Heat outscored the Celtics 39-14 in the third period showcasing more energy.
Miami had a substantial rest advantage for Game 1 entering with four days off. Boston had a quick turnaround as their travel day was their rest day following their Game 7 victory on Sunday to Milwaukee. Tough to shy away from the fact that Miami is now 7-0 at home in the playoffs covering six of those games.
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At home in the playoffs the Heat are averaging 118.3 points per 100 possessions while allowing 101.7 per 100. Celtics on the road are averaging 113.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 110.2 per 100. At home in the postseason the Heat are shooting 48.9% with 36.5% from three.
Celtics on the road converting 45.5% with 34.8% from beyond the arc. Robert Williams did return after missing four games due to a bone bruise and was productive in defeat. Now the question is will his knee recover 100% between games.
There is a quick turnaround with one day of rest. He missed nine games from late March into late April with a torn meniscus. Played five games then missed four playoff games with his bone bruise. Until Miami drops one at home got to side with them here. Play Miami -4.
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