Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat: Heat can start fast and head to the finals

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Jimmy Butler and the Heat will want to wrap up the series in six

The Heat get their second chance to book a place in the finals and Dave Gray thinks they will wrap up the series with the Celtics in tonight's game six...

"Adebayo can get back to that dominant play that has driven this run to the conference finals and he can help get them over the line."

Heat can ride fast start to the Finals

Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat
Monday, 00:30 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena

The Celtics managed to force this series into at least one more game with a win on Friday night, but once again they are facing elimination as the Heat hope to take the win and set up a clash with the Lakers in the Finals.

Boston were so much better in that game. The sloppy play and turnovers were what had got them into the 3-1 deficit but they played much better, smarter basketball in game five. One of the big keys was holding Miami to just 7 of 36 from three - something the Celtics had done superbly as a defence all season. If they can get numbers like that again then it will be hard for the Heat.

Jason Taytum bounced back from what was a disappointing previous game where he went the entire first half scoreless. His 31 points led the team and if they are going to pull off the incredible comeback, it is likely that he will need to repeat that sort of performance a couple more times.

As usual for Miami, the scoring was spread around but they did not have that big performance like Tyler Herro's in game four or Bam Adebayo throughout the playoffs. They will not want to head to game seven so expect to see them come out fast. Adebayo can get back to that dominant play that has driven this run to the conference finals and he can help get them over the line.

Miami are underdogs once again but they can start fast and really take the game away from Boston. They will come out and get back to the aggressive play that put them in this great position. Back them with the points, the first half moneyline and a big game once again from Bam Adebayo.

Dave Gray's Regular Season NBA 2019/20 P/L

Staked: 195
Returns: 188.24
P/L: -6.76

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