Celtics Next To Try Heat

by SBRForum.com

You have to go all the way back to February 1st to find the last time that the Miami Heat were beaten in a game. They were knocked off by the Indiana Pacers that day, but the most recent loss they had since that point was at the TD Garden against the Boston Celtics on January 27th. Now, the Heat look to get some payback on the boys from Beantown when they return to the TD Garden on Monday night.

Miami is carrying a 22-game winning streak, the third longest in NBA history. The team has gone 14-8 ATS on the NBA odds on this run, and that includes covering four out of its last five games.

The stats for the Heat players continue to be insane. F LeBron James' numbers seemingly all go up with each passing game. He is now at 26.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game, and this is as close as we are going to see anyone to ever averaging a triple-double per game in this generation. F Dwyane Wade is good for 21.8 points per night, and F Chris Bosh is averaging 17.0 points per game, easily the best mark for a third highest scorer on a team in the league.

Boston is reeling coming into this one, knowing that it is a coin flip as to whether F Kevin Garnett will be in the fold or not. It would be a huge loss for the embattled Celtics if they didn't have KG out there, knowing that he scored 24 points and pulled down 11 boards when these two teams met last. However, Boston won that game in spite of the fact that G Rajon Rondo had just been diagnosed with a torn ACL, and it is going to give its best shot in this one against the hated Heat as well, with or without Garnett.

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