Boston Celtics: 3 keys to victory in must win game 3

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The Boston Celtics head into a must-win game three after finding themselves falling to 0-2 in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals.

A series that started out with such promise finds itself on the brink of despair as the Boston Celtics are in an 0-2 hole against the Miami Heat in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference Series.

Though the Heat had proven to be an unequivocal overachiever heading into this series, many believed the Eastern Conference crown could be easily had by the Cs, as they came into round-three battle-tested having beaten the reigning NBA Champion Toronto Raptors in a hard-fought game seven and held the regular-season series record over Miami at two games to one.

Now two games in, however, we find Boston heading into a must-win game three with far more question marks than previously anticipated.

In short, it has appeared as though this South Beach squad just wants it more than the Celtics do. From their breathtaking teamwork to their relentless effort on both ends of the court the Heat have put forth an effort for the ages in these 2020 playoffs and it’s shining right on through into this year’s Conference Finals.

While Boston did find success against Jimmy Butler and co. throughout the 2019-20 regular season, this Disney postseason has shown a whole new drive for Eric Spoelstra’s team that has seen them boasting an 11-1 record, all of which came against higher seeds than them, including the league’s number one seed in the Milwaukee Bucks in the Semifinals.

As we’ve said time and time again, this series will absolutely be a challenge for the shamrocks, but one in which they can certainly come away victorious from should they connect all the pieces together.

At this point in time, however, the Boston Celtics will need to take things one game at a time in an attempt to claw away at this 0-2 deficit. In regard to tonight’s game, should they wish to attain win number one, they’ll most certainly want to hone in on these 3 keys: