Celtics Vs. Heat Eastern Conference Finals Schedule Announced; Game 1 Tuesday in Miami

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will be Tuesday night in South Beach

Schedule for Eastern Conference Finals between Celtics, Heat announced originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Celtics are on to the Eastern Conference Finals.

It'll be a relatively quick turnaround for the C's as they prepare to face the Miami Heat in the conference finals for the second time in the last three seasons, as Game 1 tips off Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on South Beach.

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Pre- and postgame coverage for every matchup in the series can be found on NBC Sports Boston, beginning one hour before tip-off and for another hour after the final whistle.

The schedule for the rest of the series is as follows: 

Game 1: Celtics at Heat, Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Celtics at Heat, Thursday, May 19, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 3: Heat at Celtics, Saturday, May 21, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Game 4: Heat at Celtics, Monday, May 23, 8:30 p.m., ABC

*Game 5: Celtics at Heat, Wednesday, May 25, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

*Game 6: Heat at Celtics, Friday, May 27, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

*Game 7: Celtics at Heat, Sunday, May 29, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

The Heat finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference, 53-29, two games ahead of the Celtics, giving them homecourt advantage for Games 1, 2 and -- if necessary -- 5 and 7 of the series. However, Boston bested Miami in two of three meetings in the regular season: A 95-78 win on the road on Nov. 4, a 122-92 win at home on Jan. 31 and a 106-98 loss at home on March 30.

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