How to watch Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat: NBA Playoffs Conference Finals TV, streaming schedule
Celtics vs Heat live stream: How to watch game 1 of NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals online.
The Boston Celtics play the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, starting with Game 1 at FTX Arena in Miami on Tuesday, May 17 (5/17/2022).
For the second time in three seasons, the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will duel in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Miami advanced after taking care of the Philadelphia 76ers in six games, while the Celtics booked their spot after a Game 7 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Celtics vs Heat live stream marks the second time in the last three seasons these two teams will battle it out for a trip to the NBA Finals.
In the 2020 "bubble" it was the Heat winning the Eastern Conference finals, taking that best-of-seven series over the Celtics 4-2. Now Jayson Tatum and the Celtics will look for a different outcome starting with this NBA playoffs live stream.
The Celtics haven't made it back to the NBA Finals since 2010, while the Heat advanced past the Celtics to the Finals in the 2020 Orlando Bubble, which delivered a thrilling six-game series with plenty of memorable moments... none better than Bam Adebayo's block on Jayson Tatum in Game 1.
Miami has yet to play a series to Game 7 during these Playoffs. In Round 1, the Heat finished the Atlanta Hawks in five games. They then went on to finish the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 (99-90) off 32 points from Jimmy Butler.
It’s the second time in three years that these teams will meet in the ECF, and the fifth ever playoffs series between Boston and Miami. Miami has won the last three postseason series against Boston, but the Celtics are 78-51 all-time against the Heat.
Heat, Celtics ready for challenge of 1-versus-2 conference finals
FLM May 16, 2022
The Miami Heat will begin pursuit of further Eastern Conference finals success when they host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
The top-seeded Heat have prevailed in six straight conference final appearances, tied for the fourth-longest streak in NBA history. Two of those series victories came against Boston (2012, 2020).
The second-seeded Celtics have dropped four straight Eastern Conference finals, including three in a four-season stretch from 2017-20.
While Miami has established a greater pattern of recent postseason success -- including three NBA titles since 2006 -- coach Erik Spoelstra sees nothing easy about playing the Celtics.
"Our guys love competition and love being challenged," Spoelstra said on Monday. "They love taking on big challenges. That's what we're facing. Boston has played as well as anyone in the entire league once they got to 2022. It's not by accident. They're playing very strong basketball. They do it on both ends."
The Celtics ousted the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks in seven games in the East semifinals. They wrapped it up with a 109-81 rout on Sunday.
Boston last won the NBA Finals in 2008 and the current roster knows it will have to be ready to mix it up with the Heat.