Celtics vs. Heat Game 5 PrizePicks Player Props: Picks for Jaylen Brown & Bam Adebayo (May 25)

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Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Bam Adebayo (Heat)

  • There's no shying away from a PrizePicks parlay for Game 5 of the Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals series.
  • With the series shifting back to Miami, we're eyeing Jaylen Brown's 3-pointers and Bam Adebayo's assist numbers.
  • Brandon Anderson dives into both picks, starting with Boston's star.

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Here’s how I would approach Wednesday's Game 5 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.

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Jaylen Brown Over 2.5 3s

Jaylen Brown has been fantastic for Boston in the Conference Finals. Even after a poor Game 4, he still leads the Celtics in points and rebounds.

While Jayson Tatum absorbs all the defensive pressure from Jimmy Butler and P.J. Tucker, Brown has been able to hunt mismatches against smaller players. That means more shots, and it's meant more 3s against a defense that gives up 3-point attempts in heaps.

Brown went under this number in Game 4, but could have easily gone over if not for a bad shooting night (1-of-6). He's gone over this total in the other three games of the series. Also, he's made at least a trio of 3s in six of seven games against Miami this season and nine of his last 11 against the Heat overall.

Bam Adebayo Over 2.5 Assists

Kyle Lowry's return has helped re-balance the Heat's minutes, and Bam Adebayo has been a beneficiary.

It's no coincidence that Adebayo had his best game of the series in Lowry's first game back — the two have such great synergy together. Bam's assists actually go up — not down — with his point guard back.

Adebayo has gone over 2.5 assists in five of seven playoff games with Lowry out there, and he's also gone over that number in three of four games vs. the Celtics this season when Lowry plays.

He didn't get there in Game 4 — falling short by one dime — but he did have six potential assists. He probably goes over most games when the Heat aren't shooting historically terribly from the field.

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