Celtics face the Heat on 4-game win streak

January 10

Miami Heat (4-4, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (7-3, second in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Boston looks to keep its four-game win streak going when the Celtics take on Miami.

Boston finished 48-24 overall and 26-10 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Celtics allowed opponents to score 107.3 points per game and shoot 44.1% from the field last season.

Miami finished 44-29 overall and 30-13 in Eastern Conference games in the 2019-20 season. The Heat averaged 112 points per game last season, 19.7 from the free throw line and 40.2 from 3-point range.

The two teams play for the second time this season. The Celtics defeated the Heat 107-105 in their last meeting on Jan. 6. Jayson Tatum led Boston with 27 points, and Jimmy Butler paced Miami with 26 points.

INJURIES: Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (right wrist), Robert Williams III: out (health and safety protocols), Javonte Green: day to day (health and safety protocols), Semi Ojeleye: day to day (health and safety protocols), Tristan Thompson: out (health and safety protocols), Grant Williams: out (health and safety protocols), Kemba Walker: out (left knee), Jaylen Brown: day to day (health and safety protocols), Jayson Tatum: day to day (health and safety protocols).

Heat: Gabe Vincent: day to day (knee), Meyers Leonard: day to day (shoulder).


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