The Miami Heat play the Boston Celtics Monday night in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, which pits two powerhouses against one another in one of the two last matchups before the NBA Finals.

This article tells you where to watch the game on TV and via live stream online, and it offers previews and predictions about the epic showdown.

The Heat are coming off a shaky series against the Indiana Pacers that ended with a three-game domination streak led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade that should bring them to Monday's contest at 8:30 p.m. EDT in Miami with surging confidence in their ability to close out Boston.

But the Celtics have also just come off a massive Game Seven win to finish off the Philadelphia 76ers, and they should be rolling, especially with Miami's Chris Bosh out for what should be at least another couple of games with an abdominal strain.

It remains to be seen just what the series will bring, but the winner of Game One will have the advantage, as these two great teams fight to 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, ultra-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 first game will definitely go to the Heat.

Predicted Score: Miami over Celtics, 90-87.