May 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts after driving to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half in game two of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 115-111 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Eastern Conference Finals move north to Boston for Game 3 on Friday night, and the crowd at TD Garden will be out for blood after two days of hand-wringing over the officiating in Miami's Game 2 overtime win. The Heat have an opportunity to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Celtics and push them to the brink of elimination. The aging Celtics will be licking their wounds after the overtime loss and the continuing every-other-night schedule.
But a loss on Friday night would most likely mean the end of the Celtics in this incarnation, so Boston will be fighting for their playoff lives, despite the exhaustion. The Heat are 3-1 on the road this postseason, but Friday night will surely present their toughest test to date. Schedule and broadcast information below:
When: Friday, June 1
Tip-off: 8:30 p.m. ET
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