Jayson Tatum Talks Major Challenges of Facing Miami Heat Ahead of Conference Finals Matchup

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The Miami Heat have their Eastern Conference Finals opponent.

On Friday, the Boston Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors, 92-87, in Game 7 of their second-round series to advance to the conference finals.

Boston, led by budding superstar Jayson Tatum, will get to square off with a Heat team that is 8-1 this postseason.

Tatum, who scored 29 points and added 12 rebounds in the Game 7 victory, spoke about playing Miami in the next round.

Miami rolled through its second-round series against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.

The Heat, led by All-Star Jimmy Butler, have one of the most well-rounded offensive attacks in the NBA.

Miami has played Boston three times this season, winning one of the matchups.

The win came on Aug. 4 during the NBA’s seeding games prior to the playoffs. Miami defeated the Celtics in that game, 112-106.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.