The Miami Heat are back in Miami as they get set to take on their Eastern Conference rivals, the Boston Celtics on TNT. The Heat are coming off a, 100-96, win over the New Orleans Pelicans in their last game, as they look to take on a raging Celtics team, however, on the back of their first defeat in 10 games on Monday.
Player To Watch
Herro, who had 26 points, eight rebounds, and four assists against the Pelicans, will look to be a handful for the Celtics’ defenders.
He will look to be locked in from behind the three-point arc, attack the basket for the easy bucket, and to create opportunities for his teammates that will lead to big plays on the offensive end of the ball. The Heat will need to look for Herro, along with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, to make the most of their minutes against the Celtics.
The Miami Heat won’t have to be flawless to get a W Tuesday, but they may have to be near that. If they can play as one core unit, they certainly have a shot.
Keys To The Game
- Pass The Rock– The Miami Heat had a total of 17 assists against the Pelicans last game, which was less than the Pelicans had with 24. The Heat need to move the ball around, find ways to get their teammates the ball from behind the arc or on the paint, and then they need to find the open man for the easy shot.
- Control The Paint– The Miami Heat had 50 points in the painted area last game against the Pelicans. The Heat need to continue to attack the paint, find ways to get the easy layup or shot, and make sure the paint is theirs throughout the game.
- Control Home Court– The Miami Heat are back in Miami tonight, which is something the Heat must capitalize on. Miami needs to feed off the hometown crowd, play tough basketball, and slow down a team that has been red-hot all season long.
Miami needs to pick up a win against the Celtics on Tuesday if they are looking to get back into the talks of being one of teams that can make a run after the All-Star break.
If they play tough basketball, gain momentum early, and make sure to slow down the fast pace offense of the Celtics, Miami will walk out with a, 110-103, win over a banged-up Celtics squad.