The Miami Heat play the Boston Celtics Wednesday night in the second game of the Eastern Conference Finals, just two days after the Heat beat the Celtics 93-79 in Game 1 of the series.
This article tells you where to watch the game, beginning at 8:30 EDT, on TV and via live stream online, and it offers previews and predictions about the epic showdown.
The Heat will ride the momentum from their big win in Miami on Monday. That win came at the conclusion a shaky series against the Indiana Pacers that ended with a three-game domination streak led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
The four-game streak has the Heat surging with confidence in their ability to close out Boston. But the Celtics are only one game out from a massive Game 7 win to finish off the Philadelphia 76ers, and they should be back with a vengeance this game, especially with Miami's Chris Bosh still benched with an abdominal strain.
The big question tonight, however, will be what kind of performance the Celtics' Ray Allen can muster. He was a shadow of his Hall-of-Fame shoo-in self on Monday, and he needs to step it up tonight if he wants his team to head home to Boston with an even series record, rather than two games down to LeBron James and the Heat.
It remains to be seen just what the remainder of the series will bring, but the winner of Game 2 will have a sizeable advantage, as these two great teams fight to face the West Coast champs and eventually make it to the finals and bring an NBA Championship home this year.
Where To Watch: Watch the game via live stream online at FirstRowSports. It will also be broadcast nationally on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. EDT.
Prediction: The Heat are riding high, and the aging Celtics will have a tough time beating the young, highly athletic Miami squad, even without Chris Bosh. This will be one of the best series of the season, probably ending with Miami winning in six games. But this second game, taking place at home in Miami will likely go to the Heat, though it will closer than Monday's game was.
Predicted Score: Miami over Celtics, 99-95.