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Heat 41, Celtics 32, 5:53 left in Q2. Boston is shooting 40.6%. Shawne Williams & Udonis Haslem lead Miami with 8p each.
Even with Wade out, Spoesltra has elected to push through with Cole and Chalmers instead of Napier.
Justin Hamilton on the bench talking to a trainer...
And still no Shabazz.
Jameer Nelson is wearing neon yellow and dark gray shoes. Classic Celtics colors.
Haslem offering a reminder that he still can have value. Hamilton offering something different.
Haslem doing some nice work off the bench with 8 points, 3-3 FG shooting in 8 minutes.
Danny Granger lives!
End Q1: Heat 28, Celtics 21. Shawne Williams leads Miami with 8p, Deng has 7p. Chalmers with 4a.
Heat had been up 10, go into second period up 28-21 on Celtics. Williams with eight, Deng with seven. Heat at .571 from field.
I bet Jameer Nelson refers to Brad Stevens as "kid."
If there was ever a convenient time for the Heat to be down Bosh & Wade-- they're home against Boston tonight & Philly on Tuesday.
Shawne Williams with 8p and 3r in the first 9 min.
Heat up 21-13 on Boston late in Q1. Celtics helping out by shooting 6/15 with 4 TOs.
James Ennis in at shooting guard for the Heat. Heat 17, Celtics 11 4:26 1Q.
All five Heat starters have scored already.
Heat 13, Celtics 5. With nothing but role players, Heat playing more like a team...Hmm. http://t.co/BPTbKVpWWF
Shawne Williams' 3-point shooting continues to be one of the major storylines of the Heat season.
Heat in red, Celtics in green. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Someone please send me a gif of that Birdman iso play.
Heat says Wade won't play tonight because of knee contusion.
Per Elias, Dolphins first team in NFL history to produce go-ahead safety in final minute of fourth quarter. Weeeee!
Chris Bosh on his treatment: "I'm going to call Mr. Miyagi tonight. See if he can do me like Daniel Son."
Correction, @Celtics starters have been updated for tonight: Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller.
To review: The Heat is starting Cole, Chalmers, Deng, Shawne Williams and Birdman against the Cetlics, who will counter with a rookie PG.
Official now. Wade is out.
Wade (bruised knee) is out. Heat to start Cole, Chalmers, Deng, Williams & Andersen vs Boston.
Wade is out tonight against the Celtics. Cole and Chalmers starting.
Also Deng, Williams and Birdman.
Looks like Wade is out. Chalmers and Cole starting.
Bosh on health: "I’m keeping the bigger picture, even though it’s getting smaller. I’m keeping a big picture in mind."
Bosh on returning for Christmas: "I hope so, but I’ve been saying that before and they were like, ‘OK, take it easy. Just work today.'"
McRoberts and Bosh the Heat's official inactives. They only have to list two.
Wade was a no show in the pregame locker room... RT Wade going or still gtd?
Bosh says he is improving and hoping to play on Christmas, but added that’s not the priority.
Bosh says he thinks it's possible he could come back this week. What about Christmas? "I'm hoping."
Dolphins have chance next week for only 2nd winning season in last 9 years. 61-82 in that span(23-24 under Philbin).1 playoff game since '02
It's official: Jeffrey Loria is a better owner than Steve Ross
Ross: "I believe in [Philbin]. We're building something great. He's the right guy for this team." Philbin 23-24 here, 7-7 in December.
I asked Birdman about starting three in a row for first time in his career. “Man, I don’t give a &@#% about that. Say I’m ecstatic.”
Ross associates have consistently said how much he likes Philbin personally &that he's resistant to change unless feels absolutely compelled
Whiteside says the time he fractured his ankle was worse than getting his toenails ripped off. That might be it.
Steve Ross announces Joe Philbin is returning as coach
Hassan Whiteside says he's out tonight because of those ripped off toenails.
Whiteside out tonight.
Whiteside is out tonight.
Avery Bradley at the two tonight for the Celtics. Evan Turner coming off the bench.
Celtics to give Marcus Smart the start, moving Evan Turner back to bench.
Per ESPN, Tannehill first Dolphins QB to throw at least 4 TDs in game since Marino vs. Denver in 1998, Week 16.
Rookie Marcus Smart starting at point guard today for the Celtics. This is Smart’s first start in the NBA.
If not for the clown coaching down the stretch of the Detroit & Green Bay games, the Dolphins win at least 1, and they're alive.
.... Wallace: 5-58-2 TDs... Wake 2 sacks... Dolphins outgain Vikings, 493-357... And of course, Fede with blocked punt for winning safety
Final nos. from Fins' 37-35 win: Tannehill: 35-47-396-4 TDs, 1 pick; 118.8 rating... Miller:19-92 rushing, 5-58 receiving.Clay:6 catches,114
Spoelstra on his plans to move to Aspen: "We got no food, we got no jobs... our CENTER'S TOENAILS ARE FALLING OFF!"
This would be Wade's first absence this season due to a knee if he does not play.
(Severe Foot Blister would be a decent band name though)
So, in the end, Dolphins won . . . and done.
So Heat could be down four players (Wade, Bosh, McRoberts, Whiteside) and two toenails tonight (Whiteside, big toe and one next to it).
If Steve Ross makes a decision on Joe Philbin based on that game, there's no hope
Wade injured his knee vs Washington and was limping around pretty badly before finishing the game. Said afterward he thought he was fine.
Heat clarifies Whiteside does not have knee issue, only toenail issues. Sort of like Josh McRoberts' blister, but different.
Hassan Whiteside is also a game time decision because of an issue with his toes. He was injured on Friday, lost two toe nails on a landing.
Correction from the Heat-- Hassan Whiteside's knee is fine. The issue is he got two toenails ripped completely off against Washington.
Erik Spoelstra right now talking Reno Bighorns hoops.
The Heat have given no timetable whatsoever for Bosh's return. Spoelstra does not rule him out beyond each day's game/practice.
No real update on Bosh (strained calf). Still exercising/resting and getting treatment.
Hassan Whiteside is also a game-time decision. He lost two toenails in game on Friday.
Bosh still getting treatment, rest, and still out.
Birdman will play tonight despite ankle issue.
Hassan Whiteside also had two toenails ripped off on that play.
Hassan also lost two toenails in his incident.
Wade is questionable with a knee contusion. Game-time decision.
Hassan Whiteside also has a bruised knee and might not be available for Heat.
Hassan Whiteside also has a knee contusion and is being evaluated now.
Erik Spoelstra says Wade has a bruised knee that staff is examining right now. Uncertain for tonight vs Boston.
Spoelstra says Wade has knee contusion and is being looked at now.
Dolphins are officially eliminated from the playoffs regardless of how this game ends. Steelers have won.
It'll be interesting to see if Chris Andersen is active tonight vs Boston. Tweaked his ankle Friday.
How do you get offsides on two straight plays?
Pittsburgh goes up 20-9 on KC with 4 minutes left, which -- if this holds -- would eliminate Dolphins from playoff contention.