There is a Thursday double-show on NBA TV with the Boston Celtics meet the miami heat at the start of the game before Houston rockets and Phoenix Suns top things off at the end of the contest. Game 1 begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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The Heat look like real title contenders for now. Jimmy Butler plays at the MVP level, while Tyler Herro is in the race for the league’s Most Improved Player. Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry round out one of the best cores in the league. Miami is on lockdown early and will look to continue its winning streak. The Celtics have held a players-only meeting, so things aren’t going well in Boston. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have fitted in well, but the rest of the roster is not consistent with the two stars. There could be some interesting moves on the horizon if things don’t improve.
The Rockets look like a rebuilding team at first. Their veteran players, who have played well so far, will likely be dealt with at the trade deadline for future assets. Houston will have another chance to measure its progress against a well-oiled Suns unit. It’s unclear if Deandre Ayton will be back for this contest, but Chris Paul and Devin Booker will still be on the pitch. Phoenix is hoping to return to the final this season and prove that last year’s race was no fluke.