Home Sports Basketball NBA unplugged: Anonymous scout, coach and exec predict Celtics-Heat winner SportsBasketball NBA unplugged: Anonymous scout, coach and exec predict Celtics-Heat winner September 15, 2020 3 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Here we are, two months after teams entered the NBA bubble, awaiting an Eastern Conference final between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. These are two balanced, gritty teams. The Celtics won both of the teams’ regular-season matchups before the hiatus. But on Aug. 4, the Heat defeated the Celtics 112-106 even though the Heat’s Jimmy Butler sat out that game. So who’ll win the playoff series, with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line? To answer that question, The Athletic asked a league scout, a coach and a front office executive to analyze the series and offer their unfiltered predictions. Let’s hear what our panelists have to say! Scout’s outlook: “I think Boston’s quickness offensively is going to be decisive between (Jayson) Tatum, (Jaylen) Brown and (Kemba) Walker. Gordon Hayward coming back would be kind of the icing on the cake. Who knows if he’s even going to play and what kind of… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bam Adebayo’s Block Stops a Dunk, and the Celtics Nuggets Surprise Everyone but Themselves Two superstars and a G League standout: Inside a Kevin Durant-led workout Bam’s block was huge. But the Heat don’t take Game 1 without their closer While Bam Adebayo’s block erased his big moment, Jayson Tatum made great strides Knight: Clippers collapse was a loss for L.A. and hopes for a dream Laker series The Liberty Had a Plan. Maybe It Will Work Next Year. Put it in the history books: Nuggets overcome 3-1 deficit (again) to advance The 'Winning coaches from every NBA Finals' quiz Harper: Bam Adebayo punctuates perseverance with Game 1 saving block Clippers have meltdown for the ages in playoff series loss to Nuggets Heat's Bam Adebayo seals Game 1 win with huge block 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.