Miami Heat Roundtable: Feelings On A Boston Celtics Playoff Matchup

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the Boston Celtics (Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
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Miami Heat Roundtable: Boston Celtics Playoff Matchup – Max’s Take

Let’s talk about a team that has been a rival to Miami since the late 2000s. The Boston Celtics have always had good games against the Miami Heat, no matter who is on either team.

Max’s Take (@maxmarshall136)

Just like in past years, Miami vs Boston in the postseason might happen. If you are a real Miami Heat fan, you want to face them in the postseason.

Miami has had Boston’s number in the postseason dating back to the bubble and during the Big 3 era.

Miami and Boston matchup pretty well this season, even though Boston has the upper hand this year going against Miami. You can argue a little that Miami only had Kyle Lowry for one of those games, with everyone seeing what happened in that game when they played on March 30th.

Just by breaking down the matchups, head-to-head wise, there isn’t a bad matchup on the court. Looking at the point guard matchup, Lowry versus Marcus Smart, that is a gritty matchup.

The same with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, where you will get guys like Jimmy Butler and P.J. Tucker defending them. Those matchups will be fun to watch, no doubt.

But, coming from a Miami Heat fan’s side of the matchup, the thing you would look forward to the most is Bam Adebayo against Boston’s bigs. That would be against Al Horford, Daniel Theis, and Robert Willams if he can return from injury by any potential matchup.

In the bubble, Adebayo was one of the reasons that Miami went to the NBA Finals. If he can lock in and give Boston’s big men issues, then that will be the difference in that series.

Boston had a great second half of the season, really changing their whole year around. You give that credit to them.

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Yes, I want to face the Boston Celtics in the postseason, to be clear. However, as you know about the playoffs, the power of matchups is a real thing, meaning, the Miami Heat need to take things one game at a time—no matter who the matchup actually is at any given moment.