Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Tickets
About Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat
When discussing the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, NBA fans best remember the 2012-13 Eastern Conference Finals. Boston’s Big 3 were up against Miami’s Big 3, making it one of the most exciting match-ups of all time. Celtics had a 3-2 lead at one point in the series, which made many critics wonder if Miami’s Big 3 should split. But this speculation quickly died out as Miami Heat went on to win the two final games and the series.
With several more exciting moments over the years, resentment between the two teams has only multiplied. Let’s take a look at some of the intense moments between these two competitive teams.
Memorable Moments between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat
Ray Allen defects to Miami Heat – Ray Allen left Boston for Miami Heat in July 2012, refusing a two-year, $12 million deal from the Celtics to sign for another three years. He chose a $9.5 million contract with the Heat. With Allen, the Heat went on to win the championship in 2013, agitating his former team and fans. His Celtics teammates were deeply hurt by his decision to leave for the enemy.
Even in 2017, when the Celtics were asked to comment on Allen’s departure, they did not shy away from expressing their displeasure publicly. The Heat players are equally vocal about the event, with Udonis Haslem from the Miami Heat adding, “It’s not like the year before with Ray they beat us. Put it this way, it wasn't the similar situation to maybe Kevin Durant going to the team that beat him”.
Celtics beat Heat on Jeff Green’s Buzzer Beater – Even though this was a meaningless win for the Celtics, the game proved to be one of the best moments in the Boston-Miami rivalry. On November 9, 2013, at the American Airlines Arena, the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 111-110. With only .6 seconds remaining on the clock, Jeff Green achieved the impossible as he sank a three pointer over LeBron James thanks to a pass from Gerald Wallace. This became quite a talked about moment for the fans of this rivalry.
Head to Head Records - Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat
Let’s take a look at the head to head record of the Miami Heat against the Boston Celtics.
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According to these numbers, the Celtics seem to be in a very strong position against the Heat. As for the playoffs, the two teams have faced off against each other 17 times in total, with Miami Heat winning 9 times and the Boston Celtics taking 8 wins.
The Legends behind the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat
Both teams have had quite a few legendary athletes on their rosters – players that have contributed towards intensifying this rivalry over the years. Let’s take a look at a few of these players.
For the Boston Celtics – It was Bill Russell’s defense and rebounding that won the Celtics 11 NBA Championships. This center from Monroe, Louisiana, was also a 5 time NBA MVP and a 12 time NBA All Star. One of the greatest shooters in NBA’s history, Larry Bird rejuvenated not only the Celtics but also the league. This 3 time NBA Champion and 2 time NBA Finals MVP is one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen. During his 15 year stay with the Celtics, Paul Pierce won the NBA Championship in 2008 and the NBA Finals MVP in the same year. With the Celtics jersey on his back, Pierce was also a 10 time NBA All Star.
For the Miami Heat – The list for the Miami Heat starts with Dwayne Wade. This Shooting Guard from Chicago, Illinois, has done more for the franchise than anyone else. He is a three time NBA Champion, 2006 NBA Finals MVP and 12 time NBA All Star. Next up is LeBron James. Even though King James’s stay with the Miami was from 2010-2014, he helped the franchise win two NBA Championships. And to round off the list is the big man himself, Shaquille O’Neal. The Shaq’s stay with the franchise also lasted for four years (2004-2008) in which he won a NBA Championship in 2006 and several NBA All Star nods
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat – Don’t miss out!
Boston Celtics are all set to face Miami Heat one more time. If recent games are any indication, the Celtics have been consistently beating their rivals. It will be interesting to see how the Miami Heat respond in the upcoming NBA season. Get your Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat tickets for the upcoming games as there is no telling who would take home the next title. Check the Boston Celtics schedule and the Miami Heat schedule. Also check the American Airlines Arena seating charts and the TD Garden seating charts to ensure you get the best seats. Cheap Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat tickets for the upcoming games are available here.