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NBA : ATS Matchup
Tuesday 8/4/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore
BOSTON
 
MIAMI
-4  

+4  
-175

+155

212
 
106
Final
112

BOSTON (44 - 22) vs. MIAMI (42 - 25)
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Tuesday, 8/4/2020 6:30 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
Board OpenLatest
759BOSTON-3-3.5
760MIAMI223.5220
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games44-22+6.237-2533-32113.254.946.0%54.1107.352.544.3%52.9
Road Games21-13+4.720-1017-17111.053.545.3%54.1107.252.543.9%53.7
Last 5 Games2-3-2.90-23-2110.459.243.2%54.2111.655.247.2%50.6
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)113.254.941-8946.0%12-3436.5%19-2380.0%541123218136
vs opponents surrendering111.55641-8946.0%12-3435.8%18-2377.0%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)111.053.540-8945.3%12-3435.7%18-2378.9%541122228135
Stats Against (All Games)107.352.538-8744.3%12-3534.3%18-2476.4%531022217156
vs opponents averaging111.255.941-8945.9%12-3435.7%18-2376.9%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)107.252.538-8743.9%12-3334.9%19-2577.4%541122208146

MIAMI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games42-25+8.433-3240-26112.258.047.0%53.4108.854.044.7%49.9
Road Games15-20-2.114-2018-16108.356.345.4%52.9110.455.144.9%51.5
Last 5 Games2-3-62-32-3106.051.846.8%47.8104.056.641.5%50.8
MIAMI Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)112.258.040-8447.0%13-3538.3%20-2578.1%53826217144
vs opponents surrendering11256.341-8946.2%12-3435.9%18-2377.0%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)108.356.338-8445.4%13-3535.9%19-2577.6%53825218145
Stats Against (All Games)108.854.039-8744.7%13-3834.6%18-2378.0%50925228134
vs opponents averaging111.455.941-8945.8%12-3435.6%18-2377.1%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)110.455.139-8644.9%13-3835.7%20-2578.9%52925228144
Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 95.7,  MIAMI 95.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BOSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
7/31/2020*MILWAUKEE112-119L7T223.5O37-9140.7%571539-8446.4%5515
8/2/2020*PORTLAND128-124W-4T228O42-7754.5%461445-9050.0%4312
8/4/2020*MIAMI              
8/5/2020*BROOKLYN              
8/7/2020*TORONTO              
8/9/2020*ORLANDO              
8/11/2020*MEMPHIS              
8/13/2020*WASHINGTON              

MIAMI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
8/1/2020*DENVER125-105W-4.5W216O40-7255.6%451539-8943.8%4719
8/3/2020*TORONTO103-107L2.5L221.5U37-8742.5%451429-6743.3%4721
8/4/2020*BOSTON              
8/6/2020*MILWAUKEE              
8/8/2020*PHOENIX              
8/10/2020*INDIANA              
8/12/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY              
8/14/2020*INDIANA              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 49-33
COACH: Brad Stevens (seventh season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Kemba Walker (25.6 ppg), G Gordon Hayward (11.5), F Jaylen Brown. (13.0), F Jayson Tatum (15.7), C Enes Kanter (13.7)
KEY LOSSES: G Kyrie Irving, F/C Al Horford, F Marcus Morris, G Terry Rozier.
KEY ADDITIONS: Walker, Kanter, G Romeo Langford, F Grant Williams, G Carsen Edwards.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: It starts with Walker, who jumped at the chance in free agency to join a perennial playoff team. Following Kyrie Irving's departure to Brooklyn, it will also give Walker the opportunity to do what Irving couldn't: lead the Celtics to an NBA Finals. He'll need help, though. And that will again put the spotlight on youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Both took small steps backward last season as infighting and chemistry issues plagued the team. Now, both will have key roles, much like they did two seasons ago when Irving missed the playoffs and they helped get the team to the Eastern Conference finals. It's an especially big year for Brown. The Celtics have until Oct. 21 to decide whether to extend his contract for another season or let him become a restricted free agent next summer.
OUTLOOK: The Celtics are going to have to tweak their style of play a little without Irving or Horford. Irving was their chief scorer and Horford played a huge role facilitating offense in the half court as well as on defense. Kanter is a big man that can run, which should fit in nicely with the up-tempo style this athletic roster is built for. Whether this team is ultimately able to be a threat to win the East will depend on how well Walker leads and if the starting unit gets enough support from its youthful group of reserves.
MIAMI: LAST SEASON: 39-43, finished in 10th place in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Erik Spoelstra (12th season, 523-363).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Justise Winslow (12.6 ppg), G Dion Waiters (12.0), G Jimmy Butler (18.7 with Minnesota and Philadelphia), F Kelly Olynyk (10.0), C Bam Adebayo (8.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Dwyane Wade, G Josh Richardson, C Hassan Whiteside, G Rodney McGruder.
KEY ADDITIONS: Butler, G Tyler Herro, F-C Meyers Leonard.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Butler gets a team to call his own, and assumes the role of locker-room leader in the place of Wade ' who retired after 16 seasons, most of them with Miami. The Heat are hoping for healthier years from Waiters and PG Goran Dragic, after both missed about half of last season. Herro, the No. 13 pick in this year's draft, had a strong summer league and followed that up with big numbers in the preseason so he'll clearly be in the mix somewhere. Adebayo enters his first full year as the starting center, a job he won down the stretch last season, and will get help from fellow bigs Olynyk and Leonard. Winslow wants to be a leader for the group, but has missed 94 games in the last three seasons.
OUTLOOK: The Heat haven't won a playoff series since 2016 and are only 124-122 over the last three seasons, yet believe they can get back into more of a postseason-contender role ' even without Wade, who was the team's best player last season. Getting Butler was a major boost and he'll unquestionably be the key to everything Miami does, though he won't be asked to carry the load by himself. Defense wasn't the problem for Miami last season after the Heat finished No. 2 in the league in points allowed; the biggest issue was inconsistent offense, which figures to get better.
PREVIEW
Tatum, Celtics set to fend off Heat
 

The evolution of Jayson Tatum continues, and that's good news for his Boston Celtics.

Tatum, the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has increased his scoring average in each of his three seasons: from 13.9 to 15.7 to 23.4.

But his assists numbers have also gone up -- from 1.6 to 2.1 to 3.0 -- and that is something for the Miami Heat (42-25) to watch when the teams Tuesday night near Orlando.

On Sunday, Tatum scored 34 points and added a career-high eight assists as he led Boston (44-22) to a 128-124 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

"It's just about making the right reads," Tatum said of his improved playmaking skills. "(It's about) seeing double teams and making the right play."

Tatum, a 6-foot-8 forward, has taken on more responsibilities of late because point guard Kemba Walker is on a minutes-restriction as he fights his way back from a knee injury.

Walker had 14 points, two assists and two turnovers in 22 minutes against Portland, and he will likely get about the same amount of playing time versus Miami.

The good news for Boston is that Walker's shooting stroke has not suffered. He made 5-of-6 shots on Sunday, including 2-of-2 on 3-pointers, and he moved well overall.

Boston also got 30 points on Sunday from Jaylen Brown (6-of-8 on 3-pointers) and 22 from Gordon Hayward (4-of-5 on 3-pointers, six points in final two minutes).

The Celtics' bench is led by guard Marcus Smart, who is one of the best defenders in the league and also averages 13.5 points per game. Center Enes Kanter averages 8.1 points and 7.6 rebounds.

Miami, which is coming off Monday afternoon's 107-103 loss to the Toronto Raptors, will be playing on short rest. The Heat are 5-6 this season with no-days rest and 37-19 with at least one full day to recover.

Here's another interesting Miami trend: The Heat started this season 24-9 through the end of December. But since the calendar flipped to 2020, Miami is just 18-16.

The Heat lost Monday's game on the 3-point line, shooting just 31.1 percent (14 of 45) while allowing Toronto to connect on 50 percent (16 of 32).

And because the Heat focused so much of their offense from the perimeter, they weren't awarded many free throws -- making 15-of-16. Meanwhile, Toronto, which attacked the rim more, made 33-of-36 from the foul line.

It was a disappointing game for numerous Heat players, including star rookie guard Kendrick Nunn, who was held to seven points. He missed all seven of his field-goal attempts, including five from deep.

Miami's Duncan Robinson, normally one of the best shooters in the league, made just 1-of-5 shots and had three points. Bam Adebayo, an All-Star for the Heat this year, also had a quiet game, producing 10 points and eight rebounds.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was pleased with backup point guard Goran Dragic, who had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists against Toronto.

"He was fantastic," Spoelstra said. "That's exactly who he is -- a veteran, playoff-experienced point guard.

"The good news is that we have the opportunity to bounce back right away (against the Celtics)."

That's true. However, Miami is 0-2 against Boston this season. The Celtics beat Miami 112-93 on Dec. 4 and 109-101 on Jan. 28 and have won the past five regular-season meetings.

Brown was the most consistent player in those two games, scoring 31 and 25 points, respectively.

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 9/23/2020 12:38:01 AM EST


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