Experts’ picks: Who wins Celtics-Heat in the East finals?

The next chapter of the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat rivalry starts Tuesday — with new stars, new storylines and plenty of drama.

Miami already knocked out reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks, while Boston overcame a seven-game fight with the defending champion Toronto Raptors.

What’s in store with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line? Our experts are unveiling their predictions for Celtics-Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.

Note: Experts’ picks for the Western Conference finals will post Friday.

MORE: Why Celtics-Heat won’t let us down

Eastern Conference finals

Boston Celtics (3) vs. Miami Heat (5)

Jerry Bembry: Heat in 7

Tim Bontemps: Celtics in 6

Nick DePaula: Heat in 6

Nick Friedell: Celtics in 6

Kirk Goldsberry: Heat in 6

Andrew Han: Heat in 6

Chris Herring: Celtics in 7

Andrew Lopez: Heat in 7

Tim MacMahon: Heat in 7

Bobby Marks: Heat in 6

Dave McMenamin: Celtics in 7

Kevin Pelton: Celtics in 7

Omar Raja: Heat in 7

Jorge Sedano: Heat in 7

Ramona Shelburne: Heat in 6

Andre’ Snellings: Celtics in 7

Marc J. Spears: Celtics in 6

Jesse Washington: Celtics in 7

Eric Woodyard: Heat in 7

Royce Young: Celtics in 7

Ohm Youngmisuk: Celtics in 7

Final tally: Heat (11), Celtics (10).

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