MIAMI — The Celtics make their final regular-season trip to Miami for a nationally televised game with the Heat and the good news is they are healthy. Avery Bradley will be the starting shooting guard, opposing Dwyane Wade in what should be an interesting matchup. Bradley helped the Celtics’ defensive effort in the April 1 matchup as Wade finished with 15 points on 6-for-17 shooting, including a block of a Wade dunk attempt.
Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said LeBron James will guard four positions tonight, likely even checking Kevin Garnett on occasion.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Mickael Pietrus is progressing well from his concussion and would not rule out his return before the end of the regular season.
BOSTON CELTICS (32-24)
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Avery Bradley
SF Paul Pierce
PF Brandon Bass
C Kevin Garnett
INACTIVES: Mickael Pietrus, Jermaine O’Neal
MIAMI HEAT (40-15)
PG Mario Chalmers
SG Dwyane Wade
SF LeBron James
PF Chris Bosh
C Ronny Turiaf
INACTIVES: Eddy Curry, Dexter Pittman
OFFICIALS: Scott Foster, David Jones, Michael Smith