The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are ready to being their much anticipated playoff matchup.
We saw the Celtics take three of the four meetings this year. The C's looked to have the edge until the final matchup of the season, when the Heat threw down a convincing 100-77 victory.
It's going to be a fantastic series. Don't be surprised if the winner of this series represents the East in the NBA finals. Both teams are extremely talented, and both seem to be playing strong basketball right now.
The playoffs always gives us a few surprise matchups and X-factors, but take a look at what I've identified as the most important matchups for this series.
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