Celtics vs. Heat schedule: Dates, times for conference finals


The Boston Celtics escaped the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a Game 7 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Now, they'll battle with the Miami Heat for a trip to the NBA Finals.

The C's went 2-1 vs. the Heat during the regular season, losing their most recent matchup on Aug. 4 in the Orlando bubble. Miami has been red hot as of late, taking down Giannis Antetokounmpo and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in five games.

Boston will need Jayson Tatum to carry the momentum over from his sensational performance vs. Toronto. The 22-year-old led the way with 29 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the Celtics' Game 7 win. There's also a chance Gordon Hayward returns from his ankle injury.

Here's the schedule for the Celtics vs. Heat Eastern Conference Finals series (All times are Eastern.):

Game 1 -- Heat 117, Celtics 114 (OT)

Game 2 -- Heat 106, Celtics 101

Game 3 -- Saturday, Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m.

Game 4 -- Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m.

Game 5* -- Friday, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m.

Game 6* -- Sunday, Sept. 27: 7:30 p.m.

Game 7* -- TBD

*If necessary

NBC Sports Boston will have complete coverage of every matchup in the series with an hour of "Celtics Pregame Live" and an hour of "Celtics Postgame Live" featuring analysis from Kyle Draper, Brian Scalabrine, Kendrick Perkins and Abby Chin.