Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction & Match Preview – October 15th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Boston Celtics will face the Miami Heat at the FTX Arena in a 2021-22 NBA preseason game on Friday.
The Celtics are coming off a narrow 103-102 loss to the Orlando Magic, while the Miami Heat won a seat-edge thriller against the Charlotte Hornets in their final NBA preseason game.
Fixture – Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time – Friday, October 15th, 2021; 6:30 PM ET (Saturday, October 16th; 4:00 AM IST).
Venue – FTX Arena, Miami
Boston Celtics preview
The Boston Celtics rested their key players for the game against the Orlando Magic but still managed to go head-to-head with their opponents. Aaron Nesmith was phenomenal, recording 23 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds in the loss. Romeo Langford and Payton Pritchard added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Boston Celtics likely have a stronger lineup against the Miami Heat, and that could lead to a different outcome. The return of Jayson Tatum and Al Horford should provide a boost on both ends of the floor, and Ime Udoka hopes to bounce back from a loss on Friday.
Miami Heat preview
The Miami Heat were without their star player, Jimmy Butler, for the game against the Charlotte Hornets, which had a clear effect on how they moved the ball. Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry contributed 18 and 15 points respectively, while Markieff Morris scored 11 points in the victory. The Heat were also pretty ineffective from the field, but they somehow managed a victory.
However, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will expect a stronger response from his side against the Boston Celtics, which could be an exciting affair.
Celtics vs Heat match prediction
The Miami Heat have yet to face the Atlanta Hawks at this point, so it will be difficult to determine what happens in the Boston Celtics game due to fatigue and other reasons. However, if we were to predict the outcome solely by the strength of the two rosters, the Miami Heat would have the upper hand heading into Friday’s game.
Where to watch Celtics vs Heat
Live coverage of the game will be available on Bally Sports Sun and NBC Sports Boston. The game will also be streamed live on the NBA League Pass.