On Friday night, all eyes are on the TD Garden in Boston, where Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals will take place.
After a convincing win in Game 5, the Celtics have a golden opportunity to advance to the NBA Finals with a win on their home floor, while the gritty Heat will look to dig deep in order to force a Game 7 back in Miami.
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Like all games in this series, the injury report will have a major impact on Game 6, as Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Robert Williams III are among the players that have been limited due to various ailments.
Will the Celtics advance to face the Warriors next Thursday? Or will the Heat set up a Game 7 on Sunday?
The Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from throughout Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Celtics vs. heat score
Celtics vs. Heat live updates, highlights from Game 6
(All times Eastern)
8 p.m. — No changes in the starting lineup for the Heat, who will roll with Kyle Lowry, Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker and Bam Adebayo.
How we’re lining up ⤵️
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 28, 2022
7:45 p.m. — The injury report is looking much more favorable for the Celtics, who will have both Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III available.
Marcus Smart – AVAILABLE
Robert Williams – AVAILABLE
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 27, 2022
7:05 p.m. — It’s official: Tyler Herro has been ruled out for Game 6.
#MIAvsBOS INJURY UPDATE: Tyler Herro (groin) will not play in tonight’s Game 6 vs the Celtics.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 27, 2022
7 p.m. — According to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes, Tyler Herro is expected to miss Game 6 with his groin injury.
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (groin) expected to miss tonight’s pivotal Game 6 against Boston Celtics, which is a huge blow for a team trying to stave off elimination, league sources tell @YahooSports, @NBAonTNT. https://t.co/yMzrfMFiXB
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 27, 2022
12 p.m. — Sixth Man of the Year Tyler Herro is listed as questionable ahead of Game 6. Head coach Erik Spoelstra says the team is working through the issue, meaning Herro is likely a true game-time decision.
Tyler Herro did some work this morning. Spoelstra said team is still working through it.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 27, 2022
What channel is Celtics vs. Heat on?
- Date: Friday, May 27
- Tv-channel: ESPN
- Live streaming: Watch ESPN | sling TV
Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals will air on ESPN. Viewers can also stream Game 6 on Watch ESPN and Sling TV.
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Celtics vs. Heat start time
- Date: Friday, May 27
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. PT
Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals will tip off around 8:30 pm ET on Friday, May 27. The game will be played at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Celtics vs. Heat schedule, TV channels
Here is the full schedule for the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals.
|Date||Game||Time (ET) / Result||TV-channel|
|May 17||Game 1||Heat 118, Celtics 107||ESPN|
|May 19||Game 2||Celtics 127, Heat 102||ESPN|
|May 21||Game 3||Heat 109, Celtics 103||ABC|
|May 23||Game 4||Celtics 102, Heat 82||ABC|
|May 25||Game 5||Celtics 93, Heat 80||ESPN|
|May 27||Game 6||8:30 pm||ESPN|
|May 29||Game 7*||8:30 pm||ESPN|
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