Grinding! The Miami Heat will host the Toronto Raptors in game 3 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Semi-finals on May 7th at 5pm EST. Watch one team pull ahead in this tied, second round of playoffs online here!
They are all knotted up at a game a piece in this NBA playoff showdown. The Toronto Raptors have been battling Dwyane Wade, 34, and his Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-finals. The Raptors have home court advantage in this series but the Heat were able to get a split out of the first few games at Air Canada Centre. After an overtime win for the Raptors in game 2, the pair will head to Florida for an exciting game 3. Catch all the basketball playoff action online here!
Without LeBron James, 31, the Heat just aren’t what they used to be. They lost three games in a row to the Charlotte Hornets before squeaking out of the first round of playoffs in 7 games. Now the Heat are facing a younger, faster Raptor team who is giving them problems from all over the floor. Both of these teams are doing work in the playoffs.
The Raptors also needed 7 games to get through their first round series against the Indiana Pacers. So what will be the difference in this game 3? Easy, defense. Whoever can control the tempo and the boards will likely come away with a 2-1 series lead. The first two games of this series went to the team with more blocks, steals and rebounds. So to get ahead in this series, just crash the boards and protect the rock.
The Raptors like to run the floor while the Heat like to exploit holes in the Toronto defensive schemes. Their is still a lot of basketball left between these two teams this year. Despite the result of game 3, this series looks like it will run 7 games as well. So grab your seat, catch the live stream and enjoy the fun!
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who do you think will win this crucial game 3? Will you be rooting for the Heat at home or can the Raptors hold momentum and take a 2-1 series lead? Let us know who you think will win this huge game!