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Previewing possible Gordon Hayward return for Celtics vs. Heat with Cedric Maxwell

Hayward is expected back at some point this series. Will he effectively impact this series when he does? Max weighs in on the Garden Report.

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Cedric Maxwell joined Nick Gelso on The Garden Report one day before Game 1 of the Celtics and Heat’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup.

How could Gordon Hayward impact Celtics vs Heat in East Finals?

With Hayward likely to return for the Celtics during this series, will he be able to effectively help them against the Heat after sitting for roughly one month with a major ankle injury?

Why Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler are x-factors to Celtics vs Heat

Nick Gelso and Max discuss Kemba Walker coming out of a poor series against the Raptors on the Garden Report, then assess Jimmy Butler who’s been one of the best players in the NBA Playoffs. Is there anyone in the NBA quite like him?

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