Celtics vs. Heat live stream: Watch Game 3 of East Finals in Boston originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Miami Heat have taken a 2-1 lead in the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals. Momentum was on the Celtics' side as the series shifted back to Boston tied 1-1 but the C's got blown out in the first half of Game 3 Saturday night and were never able to regain the lead.
After dropping Game 1 in Miami on Tuesday night without Marcus Smart and Al Horford, the Celtics rolled to a 127-102 win in Game 2 on Thursday at FTX Arena with both of their starters back in the lineup.
Smart in particular played a key role in the victory, falling one rebound shy of a triple-double (24 points, nine rebounds, 12 assists) while playing excellent defense on Heat star Jimmy Butler.
Derrick White returned for Game 3 Saturday night after he and his wife welcomed a newborn baby earlier this week. But Boston was without big man Robert Williams, who was ruled out an hour before tipoff at TD Garden.
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Butler and the Heat had plenty of motivation to bounce back after getting "embarrassed" in Game 2. And they bounced back in a big way.
Though the Celtics cut Miami's lead to just five late in the fourth quarter, Jayson Tatum had an uncharacteristically poor performance and Boston couldn't stop turning the ball over, losing Game 3 109-103.
Here's everything you need to know to watch Saturday's Celtics vs. Heat Game 3, featuring NBC Sports Boston's full coverage, including "Celtics Pregame Live" and "Celtics Postgame Live."
What time do the Celtics play the Heat?
Tipoff between the Celtics and Heat is set for Saturday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden.
What TV channel is Celtics vs. Heat on?
Celtics-Heat will air on ESPN.
Stay with NBC Sports Boston after the game for Celtics Postgame Live. You can watch here and in the MyTeams app.
How to stream Celtics vs. Heat live online
Celtics Pregame Live stream: NBC Sports Boston
Celtics vs. Heat: Watch ESPN
Celtics Postgame Live stream: NBC Sports Boston
Mobile app: MyTeams