With the Boston Celtics’ latest victory, they now find themselves advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals where they’ll square off against the Miami Heat.
After an unbelievable seven-game Semifinals series against the Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics find themselves advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in four seasons to take on the scorching hot Miami Heat.
Getting to this point in time was certainly not an easy feat for the Celtics to accomplish.
Despite starting off the second-round with a 2-0 series lead against the defending champions, Boston ended up going the distance and, in turn, partook in perhaps the best string of playoff games the Disney bubble has seen to this point.
When push came to shove, this young and talented shamrocks squad came to the call. From Jayson Tatum‘s stat-sheet stuffing 29 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and one block close-out performance to Marcus Smart‘s all-around invaluable play throughout the series, this Cs team proved capable of hanging with the best of the best and, in turn, worthy of their championship contenting buzz.
While rounds one and two had their fair share of challenges, this third-round matchup against Miami will assuredly be a battle.
Playing with a heavy dose of “underdog mentality” this Jimmy Butler-led Heat squad comes into these conference finals as victors of eight of their last nine outings.
There’s no telling where this impending series could wind up going, and we wouldn’t dream of jumping to any grand conclusions at this point in time — that comes later. However, based on the three outings these teams engaged in during the 2019-20 regular season, we have a pretty good understanding of where these teams stack up in comparison to one another one both sides of the ball: