Home Sports Basketball Hollinger: Why the rekindled Heat-Celtics rivalry could be a classic series SportsBasketball Hollinger: Why the rekindled Heat-Celtics rivalry could be a classic series September 14, 2020 5 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Are we ready for a rivalry? No, I’m not talking about Lakers-Clippers – that thing we’ve taken for granted for six months but might not actually happen – but the other conference. Boston and Miami haven’t met in the playoffs since LeBron’s Heat beat KG’s Celtics in the 2012 conference finals, but a reservoir of bad blood remains. They might see an awful lot of each other in the near future, too, as both seem poised to remain in the East’s elite for a while. Boston’s two best players are just 22 and 23, plus the Celtics have a clean cap and three first-round picks this year. While Miami’s tentpole star is older (Jimmy Butler turned 31 on Monday and has a wonky knee), behind him Bam Adebayo is 23 and Herro a mere pup at 20. Miami also boasts cap room and beaches, a combination that has added to its star wattage several times in the past – most recently when Butler came ashore. Both teams also have elite… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR James Dolan donates $50K to politician's opponent after he said Knicks should be sold Landing LeBron: How Jeanie Buss became the ‘Mother of Dragons’ with an assist from Kobe and spawned a new Lakers golden era Thompson: The Nuggets and a tradition of heartbreak at the hands of legends Paul Pierce not calling Tyler Herro by 'bucket' nickname Inside the bubble: On moving barricades, Boston blow-ups and a comeback renewed As ’Celtics basketball’ reappeared, Brad Stevens’ team made this a series again What changed in Celtics? They finally decided to dominate Heat in crunch time Who to blame? Bam Adebayo takes it, but Heat’s 3-point shooting is failing them Jayson Tatum's inspirational halftime speech spurs Celtics to victory Tens of thousands of sports bars could be lost this year as fans remain home Don’t Get Star-Struck Playing Sue Bird. She’s Here to Win. The Connecticut Sun Are Fueled by Feeling Disrespected LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.