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Heat-Celtics Game 1 Line Opens at Boston -3

Written by:
Tyrone Black
Published on:
Sep/12/2020

The betting line for the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Playoffs Game 1 opened at Boston -3 at BetOnline.

The Celtics ousted the reigning NBA Champion Raptors Friday night.

Jayson Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown had 21 and the Celtics topped the Toronto Raptors 92-87 on Friday night in Game 7 of the East semifinal series.

Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Kemba Walker added 14 for third-seeded Boston. The Celtics will face the fifth-seeded Miami Heat in the East finals.

Fred VanVleet scored 20 points for Toronto, which got 16 from Kyle Lowry, 14 from Serge Ibaka, 13 from Pascal Siakam and 11 from Norman Powell. The Raptors were bidding to become the seventh franchise in NBA history to win four consecutive Game 7's.

The Miami Heat won their series 4-1 against a Bucks team among the top three favorites to win a Championship this year. 

The fifth-seeded Heat finished off an upset of the NBA's best regular-season team Tuesday, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 in Game 5 of their East semifinal series.  Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out for Milwaukee due to an injured ankle.

"We have deep, deep respect for that franchise and it's unfortunate that Giannis  couldn't play tonight," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic each scored 17 points for the Heat, who won the series 4-1 and will face either Boston or Toronto when the NBA's final four gets underway next week. It's Miami's first time in the East finals since 2014, and the first time Butler has gotten this deep in the playoffs.

"It means a lot," Butler said. "But that's not my goal. That's not my guys' goal. That's not the organization's goal. We want to win `it.' We want a championship and I think that's what we're focused on. These next eight are going to be much harder than the previous eight. We know that. But we're ready for them."

Prior to the Heat winning August 4, Boston had won five previous games against Miami.

Boston is 13-5 versus the Heat in their last eighteen matches.

Game 1 tips off Monday night.

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

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