MIAMI Sometimes you must wait weeks, months or even a year for revenge. The Miami Heat will only have to wait nine days for a shot at it.
On April 1, the Heat were walloped 91-72 at Boston for their worst defeat of the season. Now, they get a chance to face the Celtics on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, where Miami has won 18 of its past 19 games.
Were looking forward to it, said forward Chris Bosh. They smacked us pretty good. We didnt have a good game, so this is the one chance you can have to get a do-over. Its still fresh in our minds. It happened last week. We have a lot to remember about it.
Its all bad memories. In front of a national television audience, the Heat shot 34.8 percent. After the game, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra made it clear the loss was unacceptable.
Usually, the Heat take a day off when flying home from a trip and not having an immediate game. But Spoelstra put his players through a 2 12-hour film and workout session the day after the debacle.