Heat have started 13 players, which was a league-high as of last week and I assume it still is.
Heat had 1 lineup for the first 8 games. Since then they have started the same 5 in consecutive games five times.
Next up for the Heat is Philly, which is on a season-high 1-game winning streak after beating the magic today. Sixers rise to 3-23.
Heat shot 6/21 on threes but 31/57 on twos to arrive at 47.4% overall. Held Boston to 39.8%.
No Wade. No Bosh. No McRoberts. Heat win by 16.
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.
Without Wade and Bosh, Heat beats Boston 100-84 to move to 13-15. Deng 23 points, Ennis 16, Cole 15. Heat remains 7th in East.
Heat put an end to their home losing streak with 100-84 win vs Celtics. Six Heat players reached double-figures in scoring.
The C's fall to the Heat in Miami, 100-84. Zeller leads the way for Boston with 22, while Olynyk and Green add 13 apiece. C's shoot 40% FGs.
On a night when they rely on a Big Three of Deng (23p), Ennis (16) & Cole (15), Heat roll past Boston 100-84. Game was never close.
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.
Heat up 11 with 5:21 left. This would be their first win at home since Nov. 23. They're 4-9 at AAA.
Heat have led since the opening minute and are up 84-73 on Boston with 5:30 left. Deng has 19p on 7/13.
Heat announce a sellout of 19,720 tonight. Place has been pretty loud and looks nearly full.
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.
If words with MCW have anything to do with Noel's play, they should argue every game. The two are fine, now. Heat of moment
After shooting 3/5 from 3-point territory in the first quarter, the Heat have made just one in six attempts since then.
Heat welcome Jeff Conine to tonight's game. See, celebrities still want to be around this.
After the Celtics cut it to 56-51, the Heat responded by scoring nine straight points.
Heat saying Justin Hamilton has a "headache" and will not return to the game. Hope it's not a concussion-related symptom.
Technical on Sullinger. Meanwhile, the Heat's "Expandables," as Haslem calls them, are playing well.
Jared Sullinger technical foul. Heat 63, Celtics 51 7:11 3Q.
Justin Hamilton is in the locker room with a headache. Heat say he is unlikely to return tonight. That takes Miami down to 10 players.
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.
Heat are one of the bottom 5 in the NBA in FT pct at 73%. They've missed 184 this season.
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.
Heat shooting 60.7% from the field, 66.7% 3-pt FGs, and 66.7% from the FT line.
To review, the Heat currently have two healthy bigs at the moment: Birdman and Udonis Haslem. Heat up 13.