Though the Miami Heat are certainly going to be a challenge to get past in a seven-game series, there are a few advantages the Boston Celtics have in this Eastern Conference Finals.
Hands clammy; adrenaline running; vibrant smile illuminating from ear to ear… it must be Boston Celtics game-day.
With just hours to go before the Cs face off against the scorching hot Miami Heat in the first game of their Eastern Conference Finals showdown, we here at Hardwood Houdini are on the edge of our seats just waiting to see this competitive series go underway.
On the year, these two squads squared off on three separate occasions, with Beantown coming away with a 2-1 series win. Upon further analysis of their performances against one another, it’s an understood fact that these two teams are well-matched and highly competitive.
In other words, this round-three is going to be fun and, in all likelihood, long.
While Boston may have a higher ranking in terms of seeding, we’ve seen during the earlier rounds of the postseason that how a team faired during the regular season does not matter when facing off against this 2019-20 Heat squad. In the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the fifth-seeded Head swept the fourth-seeded Indiana Pacers with ease and, in round-two, handled the top-seeded team in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks, in just five games.
Miami cannot be taken lightly, folks.
That said, it is still acceptable to point out specific areas in which the Celtics may have the upper hand in against their newest foe. As for what type of advantages Boston may have in this series, the Houdini has pinpointed three specific sectors: