The Boston Celtics tried everything that they could to take a game in South Beach in the Eastern Conference Finals. Join us for our NBA playoff picks for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night, as the C’s take on the Miami Heat.
NBA Matchup: #2 Miami Heat @ #4 Boston Celtics Game 3
Date: Friday, June 1st, 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Playoffs Odds: Boston -2
NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
We have been backing the Heat every step of the way in this series, and we have no reason to not continue doing just that. Without the heroic efforts of Rajon Rondo on Wednesday night, the C’s would have been blown out of the water. Rondo scored 44 and nearly logged his 10th career triple-double in the postseason. That being said, the rest of the team for Boston just looked old and slow once again, and it showed at a lot of times in those first two games. Now, there is just one day off to travel back up to Beantown, and the Heat aren’t going to take their foot off of the gas pedal like they did two nights ago after going up by 15. The oddsmakers have to be kidding us if they think that Miami should be an underdog in this game. The Heat are going to take at least one of these two games at the TD Garden, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this series never goes back to South Beach.
NBA Free Pick: Miami Heat +2