The Celtics are on the verge of making NBA history, but they may have to accomplish it without a key contributor.
Boston fell behind 3-0 in its Eastern Conference Finals series against Miami, but the Celtics have since won back-to-back games to force a Game 6.
On Saturday, the Celtics will look to become the fourth team in NBA history to force a Game 7 after trailing 3-0 in a series. If they’re successful, they’ll have the opportunity to be the first team to overcome a 3-0 deficit.
However, key reserve Malcolm Brogdon has been dealing with a forearm injury that has limited the 2023 Sixth Man of the Year in this series.
Will he be available for Game 6 as the Celtics look to pull off the unthinkable?
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Is Malcolm Brogdon playing vs. Celtics tonight?
Brogdon is listed on the Celtics’ injury report as questionable for Game 6 with a right forearm strain.
#NEBHInjuryReport for Game 6 vs Miami:
Malcolm Brogdon (right forearm strain) – QUESTIONABLE
Danilo Gallinari (left knee ACL repair) – OUT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 26, 2023
The Athletic’s Jared Weiss revealed before Game 5 that Brogdon has been dealing with a torn tendon in his right arm leading from his elbow to his forearm since Game 1.
That helps explain Brogdon’s struggles in this series, as he is averaging just 6.8 points on 33.3/18.8/77.8 shooting splits in the Eastern Conference Finals.
With the Celtics building a big lead early in Game 5, Brogdon only played eight minutes in the win.
Check back for updates on his availability for Game 6.
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What time is Celtics vs. Heat tonight?
- Date: Saturday, May 27
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. PT
Celtics vs. Heat will tip off around 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 27. The game will be played at the Kaseya Center in Miami.
What channel is Celtics vs. Heat on?
- Date: Saturday, May 27
- TV channel: TNT
- Live streaming: Sling TV
Celtics vs. Heat will air on TNT. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling TV.
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Celtics vs. Heat odds
Boston is a 2.5-point favorite heading into Game 6.
For the full market, check out BetMGM.
Celtics vs. Heat schedule
Here is the complete schedule for the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals:
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|May 17||Heat 123, Celtics 116||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|May 19||Heat 111, Celtics 105||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|May 21||Heat 128, Celtics 102||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|May 23||Celtics 116, Heat 99||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|May 25||Celtics 110, Heat 97||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|May 27||Game 6||8:30 p.m.||TNT|
|May 29||Game 7*||8:30 p.m.||TNT|