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Miami, Boston tied 2-2 heading to game 5

May 24, 2022 GMT

Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Heat -1.5; over/under is 203.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Series tied 2-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are in a 2-2 series tie in the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics beat the Heat 102-82 in the last meeting. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 31 points, and Victor Oladipo led the Heat with 23 points.

The Heat have gone 35-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami is second in the Eastern Conference with 25.5 assists per game led by Kyle Lowry averaging 7.5.

The Celtics are 33-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston scores 111.8 points while outscoring opponents by 7.3 points per game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Duncan Robinson averages 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Heat, scoring 10.9 points while shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc. Jimmy Butler is shooting 50.6% and averaging 24.9 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

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Tatum is averaging 26.9 points, eight rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.2 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 104.2 points, 40.9 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.4 points per game.

Celtics: 6-4, averaging 108.9 points, 43.4 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 5.5 steals and 7.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.4 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Tyler Herro: out (groin).

Celtics: Marcus Smart: out (ankle), Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.