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Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics NBA Pick Prediction 5/19/2023
Heat at Celtics—Herro out for Miami and Yurtseven questionable. Gallinari out for Boston with Brogdon probable. Miami takes the 1-0 series lead after their 123-116 road win at Boston Celtics. Heat shot 54% with 52% from three. Jimmy Butler had 35 points and seven assists. Six Heat players scored 15 or greater points. Boston shot 52% in defeat with 34% from three. Jayson Tatum had 30 points and seven boards. Miami outscored Boston 46-25 in the third quarter. Boston blew a thirteen point lead built during the second quarter. Heat have won nine of three games in the playoffs shooting 47.5% with 37.8% from three and a +4.9 net rating. Boston is making 48.9% overall in the postseason with 39.3% from three as the team has won eight of fourteen. Celtics has a +6.1 net rating in the playoffs. They have split their eight home playoff games with a +7 net rating by scoring 118.2 points per 100 possessions while allowing 111.2 per 100. Miami has won four of seven on the road in the playoffs posting a +0.4 net rating by scoring and allowing 118 points per 100 possessions. They have pulled down only 46.1% of the rebounds on the road in their playoff games. Celtics have failed to cover 16 of 21 revenging a same season loss on the season. Heat offense has been outstanding on the road in these playoffs. They have covered eight of their past ten playoff games. Play Miami +9.