The Heat are gonna come out with energy. Young Wade said so himself to reporters when asked how they would take “advantage of the fact that the Celtics are coming off a game 48 hours ago and are battling with injuries.”
I expected Wade to mention Bosh’s injury, but instead just mentioned that they need to capitalize off their extra rest.
Most analysts are predicting the Heat to win in 5 or 6. It’ll come down to Ray Allen and Paul Pierce’s health. If they are healthy, I could see the Celts pushing it to 7, but losing Bradley probably means the end of the road for the C’s.
Rondo and Garnett need to play at an All-NBA level throughout the series, but I just don’t see it happening. This is why it is going to ultimately come down to Ray and Paul; they need to contribute offensively and limit Wade and Bron defensively. With limited leg strength attributed to both, the task will be next to impossible.
Expect the Heat to win a fairly easy game tonight. 102-88 Heat.
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