Home Sports Basketball Roundtable, part 1: Which star will shine brightest in Celtics-Heat series? SportsBasketball Roundtable, part 1: Which star will shine brightest in Celtics-Heat series? September 14, 2020 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp When the Celtics and Heat last met in the playoffs eight years ago, LeBron James handed in an all-time performance to fend off the last real title-challenging Celtics team of the Kevin Garnett era. In retrospect, the series stands as a fork in NBA history, the launching point for James as a clutch performer and the end for the Celtics as a championship contender. This year’s Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals might not carry that type of historical significance, but should be an interesting clash between two rising organizations. To preview the series, we have assembled a two-part roundtable of our Celtics and Heat writers: Manny Navarro (Heat), Dave DuFour (Heat), Jared Weiss (Celtics) and Jay King (Celtics). Coming Tuesday: Part 2 of this roundtable. How will Gordon Hayward’s presence – or absence – impact the Celtics? King: The Heat, unlike the Raptors, actually have some defenders for Boston to target. Especially if… 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.