The Celtics' post-Rondo trip to playoff position was short-lived.
Heat played some of its best defense of the season without Wade and Bosh. Celtics shot 39.8 percent from the field and 6 of 23 from 3.
That was not a pretty basketball game from the Celtics.
Heat put an end to their home losing streak with 100-84 win vs Celtics. Six Heat players reached double-figures in scoring.
Zero fast break points for Celtics tonight. Already feeling the loss of Dwight Powell.
James Ennis leads Heat's reserves with 12 points in 21 minutes. Filling in nicely at back-up shooting guard. Heat 83, Celtics 73 5:21 3Q.
End Q3: Heat 72, Celtics 61. Teams are a combined 7 games under .500 and both would be in the playoffs if they started today.
After the Celtics cut it to 56-51, the Heat responded by scoring nine straight points.
Jared Sullinger technical foul. Heat 63, Celtics 51 7:11 3Q.
HALF: Heat 52, Celtics 42. Udonis Haslem leads Miami with 10p. Norris Cole has 9p on 4/5. Miami at 50% FGs and 4/9 threes.
Heat lead the Celtics 52-42 at halftime. Reserve big men Udonis Haslem and Kelly Olynyk lead their teams with 10 points each.
Heat 52, Celtics 42 at half. Haslem with 10.
Celtics are giving up a hearty 60.7 percent shooting by the Heat. That's a LeBron era number, except there's no LeBron, Wade or Bosh tonite.
Minus Bosh & Wade, Heat rolling 47-32 vs Celtics, 4:53 left in Q2. Miami shooting 61%. Bench points happening: Haslem 8, Ennis 6, Granger 7.
Heat 41, Celtics 32, 5:53 left in Q2. Boston is shooting 40.6%. Shawne Williams & Udonis Haslem lead Miami with 8p each.
Wright's dunk off that Bradley bullet pass one of the best rolls to the rim the Celtics have had all year.
Jameer Nelson is wearing neon yellow and dark gray shoes. Classic Celtics colors.
End Q1: Heat 28, Celtics 21. Shawne Williams leads Miami with 8p, Deng has 7p. Chalmers with 4a.