Boston vs. Miami
8:00 PM EST
The Celtics and Heat both will play their penultimate game of the lockout shorten 66 game season tonight. Both teams have already locked up Division Titles. Miami is locked into the #2 seed in the East, while the C’s will be the #4 seed. The Heat still await word on their 1st round opponent while the Celtics know they will face the Atlanta Hawks, but who will have home court advantage?
The Hawks currently own a 1 game lead in the battle for home court, but the Celtics have the tie breaker. We know Doc Rivers has made it clear that he would rather have a “healthy” team in the playoffs than home court (and likely for only 1 round at that.) If you didn’t think that was the case he made it quite clear last Friday in Atlanta. What about tonight?
Well this potential Eastern Conference Finals preview with 5 All-Stars from this year and 7 from a year ago will feature just the one, the Captain, the Truth, Paul Pierce.
Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, (Mickael Pietrus, Greg Stiemsma) AND LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh will ALL sit out tonight.
If you are a fan of JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Keyon Dooling, and Sasha Pavlovic then this is the night for you! Enjoy the game.
PG Avery Bradley, SG Sasha Pavlovic, SF Paul Pierce, PF Brandon Bass, C Ryan Hollins
PG Mario Chalmers, SG Mike Miller, SF Shane Battier, PF Udonis Haslem, C Dexter Pittman
Games Remaining: Celtics – vs. Bucks, Thursday
Heat – @ Washington, Thursday