Celtics and Heat Tangle in South Florida
The Boston Celtics take on the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on Tuesday night. The Celtics (30-15) come into Tuesday's conference showdown having just seen a three-game winning streak snapped by the New Orleans Pelicans , which toppled them by a 123-108 score on Sunday evening. Kemba Walker led the way for Boston with 35 points, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block. Gordon Hayward supplied 23 points, six boards, two assists and one steal. Jaylen Brown poured in 20 points and added two rebounds, one assist and one steal. Daniel Theis delivered 15 points, nine rebounds, one assist and two blocks. The Celtics will list Javonte Green (knee) as questionable and Jayson Tatum (groin) as doubtful for Tuesday's game. Enes Kanter (hip) and Robert Williams III (hip) will remain out. The Heat (32-14) continue to rank as one of the NBA's most dominant home teams, as they'll enter Tuesday's contest having won three of their past four games, all home victories. Their most recent success came at the expense of the Orlando Magic, which they toppled by a 113-92 score Monday night. Duncan Robinson paced the Heat with 21 points, complementing them with five rebounds and one assist. Bam Adebayo stepped up with a 20-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist triple-double. Jimmy Butler collected 19 points, seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block. Goran Dragic registered 14 points and five assists. Tyler Herro poured in 13 points and added four rebounds, one assist and three blocks. The Heat will likely list Kendrick Nunn (Achilles) as questionable at best for Tuesday's game. Justise Winslow (back) will remain out. Tuesday's game marks the second of four meetings between the teams this season. The Celtics own a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 112-93 win Dec. 4.
Posted on: 1/27/2020 7:55 PM