This is the moment most Miami Heat ticket holders have been waiting for. I don’t think I would be too far off to say that this series is probably the most anticipated NBA matchup in years. Since the moment the Miami Heat roster was announced, fans have been looking forward to this, anticipating that the Miami Heat would be the team to knock the Boston celtics off of their perch atop the Eastern Conference.
Of course, most of us were anticipating that the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat would be battling for the Eastern Conference Championship. But it didn’t work out that way, as the Chicago Bulls came up with a surprisingly strong run to capture the top spot. So now we have the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics preparing to duke it out in the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals, and the anticipation is that this will be one of the best NBA playoff series in years. I don’t doubt that.
The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics plain don’t like each other. From the very beginning, the Boston Celtics were resentful of the media frenzy surrounding the Miami Heat, and justifiably so. The Heat were crowned the best team in the NBA before ever playing a game. And when the dust settled, the Miami Heat struggled, falling to the Celtics in all but their last meeting. Now, with seven games scheduled, we’ll find out who can bring their A game to the post-season. I’m hoping for a tough, drawn out, seven game series. May the best team win.Eric Drouant