Carroll's Keys: Heat-Celtics 

March, 31, 2012
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.

This Sunday’s game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat is very important to the Celtics on many levels. They currently have a record of 29-22 and are in first place in the Atlantic Division. The C’s begin a monster schedule in the first ten days of April, playing Miami (twice), San Antonio, Chicago and Philly. Winning the Atlantic would guarantee the C’s a fourth seed in the playoffs. And that is the likely difference between playing the Indiana Pacers in the first round or facing a matchup against either the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat.

The Heat are in second place in the Eastern Conference, with a 37-13 record. The Heat have been unbeatable at home with a 21-2 record, but a bit up and down on the road with a 16-11 record. They come into Sunday’s game having won two in a row, but only going 6-4 over the last ten games.