Celtics vs. Heat: How they stack up
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Back on October 26, the NBA season opener between the Celtics and Heat was more bread and circus than actual substance. But the games mean something now, and the playoff series between the two teams -- which starts Sunday -- should give fans something to sink their teeth into. The Celtics went 3-1 against the Heat during the regular season but lost the finale -- 100-77 -- on April 10 in Miami. That loss gives the Celtics something to prove. The Heat, meanwhile, haven't done anything together. They've spent the whole season trying to prove their ostentatious offseason was worth it. In the slides ahead, you'll see how the teams stack up and can vote for who has the edge.