After a blowout loss against the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics appeared to be heading toward a disappointing end to the 2022-23 season. No NBA team has ever overcome a 3-0 series deficit, and there was no reason to believe that Boston was capable of pulling off an unprecedented comeback.
But the Celtics never lost faith, and now, they have a chance to make history. They won two consecutive elimination matchups to force a Game 6, and they are playing with a new sense of confidence.
“I think part of it was just — being down 3-0, you understand how that’s never been done, all the talk about that. It kind of gave us a sense of just like, you know, everybody is counting us out,” Tatum said after Game 5. “We’re supposed to be done, and I think we started to play a little bit more free, relaxed.
“Obviously, our defensive intensity, being connected on the defensive end, that showed these last two games, and then offensively, I think guys are just relaxed and really just taking it one game at a time, knowing we have this uphill battle to overcome. But I really feel like guys have just taken a deep breath.”
Can Boston extend its season with a third straight victory? Or will Miami punch its ticket to the NBA Finals?
Here is everything you need to know about Celtics vs. Heat, including TV and streaming options for the game.
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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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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.
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|