By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — If it seems like the Celtics and the Heat meet quite often in the Eastern Conference playoffs, you’ve got that right.
This marks the third time in four years that Boston and Miami will battle for a berth in the NBA Finals. In the Orlando bubble playoffs in 2020, the Heat won in six games.
The Heat topped the Celtics in six games in the 2020 series.
The one that that pops off the page is that favorites coming off a win are just 1-5 SUATS in the previous two Finals between one another.
Last spring, the Celtics led 3-2 before dropping Game 6 at home, forcing them to clinch in Miami to earn their Finals shot against Golden State