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After tieing up the Eastern Conference Finals series with the Heat last night, the Celtics look ahead to the pivotal Game 5 in Miami on Wednesday night. Can the Celtics win Game 5? Jason Radowitz answers.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Prediction: Will Jayson Tatum and the Celtics Win Pivotal Game 5?

The Boston Celtics took care of business in the fourth game of the Eastern Conference Finals, earning a massive win to even the series at two. The Celtics don't have homecourt advantage the rest of the way but with a win on Wednesday, the Celtics would have a huge advantage over the Miami Heat.

Will the Celtics carry momentum with them to Game 5, on the road? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Wednesday's game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.

Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:30 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

Celtics vs. Heat Injury Report


Questionable: G Tyler Herro (Groin), G Gabe Vincent (Hamstring)


Questionable: G Marcus Smart (Ankle)

Out: F Sam Hauser (Shoulder)

Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Line Movement

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 5 Prediction

It looks like Robert Williams is the major x-factor for the Celtics. When Williams is in the lineup and starting, the Celtics usually start off well. When he's not around, the Celtics are a bit more sloppy, especially on the defensive end. Williams played just 19 minutes in Game 4 but added 12 points and nine rebounds along with two blocks and plenty of contested shots. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 31 points and also had eight rebounds with five assists. Tatum played so poorly in Game 3 and acknowledged it. Instead of pouting, he put together a massive performance in Game 4 to even the series. The Celtics still only shot 39.7% from the field and 23.5% from deep, but it was enough with how well the Celtics rebounded in Game 4. The Celtics added 21 more rebounds than the Heat and won by 20 despite having 12 fewer shot attempts. Boston was aggressive and got to the line at will in this one. The Heat might've taken 12 more shots than the Celtics, but the Heat only nailed eight free throws in the entire game. The Heat also shot 33.3% from the field and just looked completely out of sync early on in the game. Miami was without Tyler Herro, but it was stunning how the Heat only got 18 points from their entire starting lineup. Jimmy Butler added six points in 27 minutes, Bam Adebayo scored nine points and Kyle Lowry added three points. P.j. Tucker and Max Strus each scored nothing. If the Celtics keep Williams on the floor to start games, things will get very interesting in Game 5. Plus, Marcus Smart just won this year's Defensive Player of the Year. If he's back, the defense for the Celtics will be even better alongside Williams. I'm taking the Celtics in this game and believe they'll finish the series in six once they get this win.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 5 Pick

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Article Author


Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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