It’s Celtics vs Heat live stream time and we have injury news. Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III are back and active for Game 5, but Miami defeated Tyler Herro.
At the moment this series may seem like it’s back to square one, but at the same time this is an extremely important game. The team that loses is one loss away from the home game, and the winner of this live stream of the NBA playoffs is one win away from the finals.
Boston’s win is largely credited to a superstar performance by Jayson Tatum, who scored 31 points. Boston hit early and often with an early 26-4 lead. How did such an unbalanced leadership come about? Miami missed 15 of its first 16 shots.
The bad news from Game 4 was that both teams were a key figure behind. The Heat missed Tyler Herro, who was out with a groin injury. No word on whether he’ll miss more games, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra described his availability as “daily”. The Celtics were missing a Marcus Smart, who featured heavily in Game 3, with a sprained right ankle.
But even without Smart (the first guard to be named Defensive Player of the Year since Gary Payton), the Celtics managed to cripple Miami in Monday night’s 102-82 win. The Heat’s diminished offense was led by Victor Oladipo with 23 points – while Jimmy Butler contributed just six. Butler may still be recovering from the swelling in his right knee that caused him to miss the second half of Game 3.
The rest of the Miami starting XI also failed to deliver, with 12 points total ahead of Bam Adebayo (nine points), Kyle Lowry (three points), Max Strus (no points) and PJ Tucker (no points).
The series returns to Miami for Game 5, where the Celtics are a 3.5-point favorite according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The over/under is 203.5.
Besides, we all have Mavericks vs Warriors live stream Game 5 details.
How to watch Celtics vs Heat live streams from anywhere on Earth
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Celtics vs Heat live streams in USA
Celtics vs Heat live stream airs Wednesday (May 25) at 8:30pm on ESPN.
If you’ve already cut the cable and don’t have a cable package? With the right selection from our best cable TV alternatives, you can watch all these games. But as much as we like FuboTV, it fails here without TNT, a must-watch for NBA fanatics.
Instead you should get Sling TV, one of the best streaming services. ESPN and TNT are both included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $35, which is pretty low for live TV services (and the lowest price for one with ESPN). Sling is a perfect place to catch all of the NBA playoffs as ABC games are simulcast on ESPN3. Sling Orange brings you TNT, ESPN, ESPN3 and its Sports Extra Pack brings you NBA TV.
You could also pull down ABC with one of the best television antennas.
Celtics vs Heat live streams schedule
All times below are in ET.
* = If necessary
- Game 1: Miami 118Boston 107
- Game 2: Boston 127miami 102
- Game 3: Miami 109, Boston 103
- Game 4: Boston 102, miami 82
- Game 5*: May 25 at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
- Game 6*: May 27 at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
- Game 7*: May 29 at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Celtics vs Heat UK live streams
NBA fans in the UK need look no further Sky Sports (opens in new tab) for all your playoff needs. Sky shows all matches on the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena, although times aren’t great for UK fans as matches usually start at 1:30am BST.
If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn’t include Sport, you’ll need to pay £22/month to add those channels. You also get access to 4K and HDR coverage, provided you also have an HDR-capable Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
You might consider that too Sky NBA League Pass (opens in new tab)which offers every NBA game for just £14.99/month, plus tons of extra features including archived games on demand – helpful if you want to watch the next day – truncated replays and more.
If you don’t want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you might want to consider that too now (opens in new tab) Sports Streaming Service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99, or a month’s access for £33.99, but Sky have a great deal here at the moment: you can Sign up now for six months of access for just £25/month (opens in new tab). Available on virtually every streaming device, Now Sports is a great option if you don’t already have Sky.
Not in the UK right now? You might need a little help from a service like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Celtics vs Heat live streams in Canada
Hoops fans in Canada can Watch Celtics vs Heat live streams with SportsNet.
Game 5 between the Celtics and Heat begins at 8:30 p.m. ET (Wednesday, May 25) on SN1 and SN360.
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Celtics vs Heat live streams in Australia
Aussies can watch the live stream of Celtics vs Heat on Kayo sport (opens in new tab), which has each of the NBA conference playoff games this year. But watch out for the time difference: you need to follow the lists above and add 14 hours to convert ET to AEST.
Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to watch the playoffs. The basic package costs $25 per month thereafter.
The premium Kayo plan at $35 per month gives you the same things as the regular plan but offers three simultaneous streams. The basic plan gives you two streams at once.
Not in Australia but usually a Kayo subscriber? You might need a little help from a service like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).