We all have waited way too long for this. A matchup that can either set the record straight for the Boston Celtics or they will dig a deeper hole for themselves. Miami Heat ascended to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014. Not only that, they sent home the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks to make that happen. On the other hand, come the Boston Celtics who defeated the defending champions, Toronto Raptors to get here. They played all 7 games and eventually came out as a winner and are set to face their old rivals.
This current matchup is history repeating itself. The two teams met in 2012 at the same stage with the same stakes in place. However, this did not really end well for the Celtics and the Heat beat them by 4-3. The Celtics were initially leading till game 5 but LeBron’s iconic 45 points performance in game 6 landed them into a tie and eventually proceeded to the NBA Finals. It is considered one of LeBron’s best performances even till date.
This is a defeat the Celtics will never be able to forget. It was an opportunity the Heat took right out of their hands, which is what they’ll be looking to avenge this time.
Dwyane Wade is rooting for the Miami Heat
The Heat was known because of having the ‘Big Three’ in its team. The trio included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. These were the top scorers for the franchise and eventually led the Heat to win back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
With the Celtics and Miami Heat about to recreate history, Dwyane showed some support on Instagram for his former team. He posted a video of ‘The Rock’ shouting “Go Heat B****” and throwing an individual wearing the Celtics jersey. The caption for the video is “Game Day! Let’s Goooo #heatnation“.
Clearly Wade is all hyped up as the two teams prepare to rekindle the iconic rivalry once again at the big stage. Both are riding high on confidence and anything can happen, especially considering the stage of the season where we’re at. Will Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the rest of the team come on top? Or will Jimmy Butler led Miami manage to hold their ground like they did with the Bucks? Only time can tell.