Heat vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Heat vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Heat vs. Celtics: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Miami Heat play against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden

The Miami Heat are spending $13,835,610 per win while the Boston Celtics are spending $9,924,407 per win

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Friday December 2, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: N/A
Home TV: NBC Sports Boston
Away TV: Bally Sports Sun
Home Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Away Radio: WQAM 560 / S: WAQI 710

When the game is underway, you can follow it here!

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Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Watching #FIFAWorldCup games with @Jimmy Butler is a wild ride of emotions 😂 pic.twitter.com/EY2YjLnAEV1:23 PM

Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Last thing on last night’s game:
The Heat getting back to their switching principles is a breath of fresh air
Good teams will destroy a zone, especially when prepared for it
The adjustment was when they mismatch hunted, a weakside double was flying at the rim
Good stuff – 1:10 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Last thing on last night’s game:
The Heat getting back to their switching principles is a fresh of breath air
Good teams will destroy a zone, especially when prepared for it
The adjustment was when they mismatch hunted, a weakside double was flying at the rim
Good stuff – 12:51 PM
Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
“The minutes are going to be there”
🏀 @Miami Heat Power Forward @Caleb Martin explains what he has learned from being part of the starting lineup
#HEATTwitter | @Rick Kamla | @adaniels33 pic.twitter.com/fKE0G3k82312:36 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Ira Winderman: Future thought? Spoelstra’s sole Heat concern is his win-now youth sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:01 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Another #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes campaign is complete ☘️
After totaling 60 dunks in November we helped @SunLifeUS raise $155,000 in support of @YMCA_Boston’s Healthy Habits program. pic.twitter.com/QNrfJNfZrS12:00 PM

NBA Math
@NBA_Math
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Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
A lot of credit on here to Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo last night for obvious reasons
But they don’t win that game without the guard play from Lowry and Herro
Herro’s 3 point gravity in different sets was evident
Lowry’s control and mid-range turnarounds saved them – 11:27 AM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
1️⃣7️⃣ Days of Deals continues 🎁
Visit https://t.co/j3J5t3FK77 to see what’s available now pic.twitter.com/I8R5bjAttk11:00 AM

Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo carrying over his shot creation into Boston was one of the biggest Heat developments in a while pic.twitter.com/5wsa0EFLIv10:59 AM

Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
My last hope for today is that Messi comes out in an Inter Miami jersey. – 10:57 AM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
Latest from @HeavyOnSports:
🏀 @Celtics have the best record in NBA — and they’re getting ready for what one league exec says will be “like making a great in-season trade.” … Marcus Smart agrees.
🏀 Also, are the @Warriors going to be fine… or not?
bit.ly/3itRqvo10:55 AM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
Anyway … Heat getting healthier, makes statement with win in Boston: ‘We have something good going on’ miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Adebayo, Butler, Herro and Lowry each scored 20 or more points in the same game for the Heat for just the second time last night – 10:51 AM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo has been watching Jimmy Butler film pic.twitter.com/OH5zOVJM9F10:31 AM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
Today’s @MAStateLottery #HeroAmongUs quit her job to pursue her passion to help at-risk youth with the sport she loves. Ali Fuller founded Level Ground, a mixed martial arts gym in Dorchester that gives urban youth a safe place to pursue their fitness, academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/dvucX0615y10:30 AM

Ian Begley
@IanBegley
Nets have won 4 straight and 7 out of 9 heading into Sunday’s home game vs BOS. In that 9-game span, Kevin Durant is averaging 29p on 60% shooting, 6.9r & 5.6a & BKN is 5th in defensive rating. Overall, club is 11-6 under Jacque Vaughn. – 10:09 AM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
SOUND ON
The Heat’s 4th quarter/OT execution
The diversity in offensive sets, getting Bam Adebayo going, and the Heat’s defensive doubling at the rim
Full late-game film dive: pic.twitter.com/BRYOkCPErD10:05 AM

Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Was funny this week hearing Celtics announcer Brian Scalabrine, before pregame coach sessions, ranting about Heat overhauling roster, tanking if it lost 2 in Boston. Last night lifted spirits, reinforced that they’re still a factor & not to be dismissed: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…9:27 AM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
In my final story on the royals beat, Celtics legend Satch Sanders, who sat next to William and Kate, said William was fascinated by the size of the players’ shoes, so he showed him his size 18s.
bostonglobe.com/2022/12/02/spo…9:21 AM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Tyler got us going early and ended the night as one of three HEAT players with 25+ points 🔥 pic.twitter.com/mmHeKWmujd9:20 AM

Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Averaging more than 30 PPG in his last 4, Bam delivered yet again last night in Boston pic.twitter.com/ZsM1QeQJsJ9:16 AM

Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
From last night: takeaways, reactions, details, tidbits from big Heat overtime win in Boston: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…9:08 AM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Jimmy didn’t miss a beat in his return to the floor, delivering one stone cold bucket after another 🥶 pic.twitter.com/aqRcKRJzTA9:08 AM

Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Jimmy Butler did a lot of great things in last night in Boston.
@CoupNBA has his Takeaways on how a collective effort contributed to a much needed W – 9:00 AM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Fred Katz is here!
-Al Horford Appreciation Time
-Tatum for MVP? MVP Power Rankings
-30+ minutes on the Knicks. What are the Knicks? What’s going on there?
-Wolves without Towns for a month
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WATCH: youtu.be/fsh_SVYRR0U8:57 AM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Sunday notes on a Saturday: Future thought? Spoelstra’s sole Heat concern is his win-now youth. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus: Crowder, Tucker, Johnson, Mourning, Adebayo, odds, more. – 8:55 AM
Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
☘️🎙 NEW POSTGAME POD 🎙☘️
Turnovers. A Tatum clunker. Clutch Jimmy.
Everything that complicated Boston’s Finals run cropped up on Friday night. @Abby Chin breaks down Boston’s third OT loss of the year — and what it means before a long road trip.
🎧 https://t.co/nroPps0oEk pic.twitter.com/zGdQyCgrqy8:39 AM

Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Was victory in Boston more than one Heat step forward? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 8:16 AM
Sean Deveney
@SeanDeveney
NBA Execs weigh in on the @Boston Celtics getting a ‘hometown discount’ for Al Horford and how it could affect what the team does with a certain other big guy in need of a contract …
At @HeavyOnSports :
heavy.com/sports/boston-…8:00 AM
Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Jimmy Butler returns, hits clutch shots to lift Heat past Celtics nba.nbcsports.com/2022/12/03/jim…8:00 AM
Keith Pompey
@PompeyOnSixers
Mailbag: Are the #Sixers built to beat the #Celtics or #Bucks in the playoffs? inquirer.com/sports/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #Philaunite #FearTheDeer #BostonCeltics – 7:25 AM
Emiliano Carchia
@Sportando
WILD ENDING! Final 12.4 Heat vs Celtics | November 2, 2022
sportando.basketball/en/wild-ending…4:06 AM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
New on BSJ: No matter how good Celtics are, they can count on Miami to humble them
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/12/03/kar…1:31 AM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
“I don’t think I ever want to see a sand castle ever again.”
I wrote about Joe Mazzulla’s cheesy, corny metaphor that the Celtics have embraced — even if they make jokes about it too.
theathletic.com/3963750/2022/1…1:03 AM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
It was a Friday-night thriller that just didn’t go our way. pic.twitter.com/eIjQWfgmy312:57 AM

John Karalis
@John_Karalis
BSJ Game Report: Heat 120, Celtics 116 (OT) – Offense fails sloppy Celtics, 5 game streak snapped bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/12/03/bsj…12:51 AM
Danny Cunningham
@RealDCunningham
#Cavs are outscoring their opponents by 7.1 points per game. That’s the second-best mark in the NBA, only behind the Boston Celtics. – 12:48 AM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
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Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
An absolute thriller in Boston. Re-live tonight’s win Through the Lens 📸
@Miami Heat // @Chain11:44 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
2022-23 Boston Celtics Turnovers…
Vs. Miami: 19.3/game
(would be last in the NBA)
Vs. Everyone else: 12.9/game
(would lead NBA) – 11:39 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo is averaging 30 points a night over the last 4 games, while also being one of the league’s best defenders
Good. Night. – 11:36 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Another dominant Bam performance. #BounceBack pic.twitter.com/GPue9vFxgG11:30 PM

Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
Per Synergy, in the last two games, the Heat outscored the Celtics 49-16 out of the pick-and-roll when the Celtics single-covered the ball-handler. – 11:29 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Your Friday night NBA…
The Celtics (11-1), Bucks (11-2) and Suns (12-1) all lose at home to teams under .500. – 11:28 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown: “I think everything is a learning experience. So as we continue to move through the season, we’ve got to take every game for what it’s worth, learn from it and move forward.” – 11:28 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown: “Nah, I didn’t call bank.” – 11:24 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown after scoring 37 points: “I’ve gotta do more to get other guys going. … I could have passed up a couple of shots tonight to get more guys some buckets.” – 11:23 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown praised Miami’s physicality: “They put a lot of pressure on the officiating, because they can’t call all of them.” – 11:23 PM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Takeaways, postgame reaction, details from the Heat’s signature win of the season and a delightfully entertaining overtime game in Boston: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…11:22 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
🎥 Jimmy’s full night… a return to remember pic.twitter.com/B81NsqzsO911:17 PM

Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
* Including the ECF, the road team in the Celtics-Heat series has now won 12 of 16.
* Miami’s largest lead was 7, the Celtics had won 21 straight when not falling behind by double-digits.
* The Celtics and Bruins have played 26 games at the Garden without a loss in regulation. – 11:16 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
We ain’t worried about nobody else. pic.twitter.com/g8MIISR52w11:09 PM

Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Grant Williams on the loss to Miami:
“It keeps us understanding that we’re not some perfect juggernaut that can’t get knocked off. We’re a team that has performed & we’ll continue to perform as long we continue to keep a level head and keep our minds at ease.” – 11:04 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Kyle Lowry told me this was a good win, but “how much did they score? They got their average didnt they?”
#Heat taking steps back toward being themselves, but know there’s more work to do. – 11:04 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
Heat played 86 man-to-man defensive possessions and just nine zone possessions tonight, per @Synergy Sports Tech. – 11:04 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
The Heat usually guard screen for Jimmy Butler late in games
But they did the exact opposite tonight
He just kept going at Horford
(After he missed that shot in game 7 over Horford, maybe he just wanted the switch over and over lol) pic.twitter.com/ncIVQgDwnG11:04 PM

Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
What was Marcus Smart thinking when Jaylen Brown’s deep 3 went up?
“Ohhhhhhhhh shit.” – 11:00 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Marcus Smart: “We love playing Miami. They challenge us and make us be the best we can be.” – 10:58 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
#HEATWin Final score (OT) – Miami 120, Boston 116
🔥 Adebayo: 28pts & 7rebs
🔥 Herro: 26pts, 5rebs, 3asts & 3stls
🔥 Butler: 25pts & 15rebs
🔥 Lowry: 20pts, 5rebs & 4asts
🔥 Martin: 10pts pic.twitter.com/0PkP8ZyVLH10:56 PM

Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
The Heat scored 2 points in over 6 minutes of time in the 3rd quarter
And still somehow won – 10:54 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
When Grant Williams was asked if he hurt his foot, he laughed, saying he pushes discomfort to the side: “If I physically can’t move, that’s when you won’t see me play.” – 10:52 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
We all see it 👆 that @PapaJohnsSFL promo code!
‘HEATWIN’ all day tomorrow 1/2 off 🍕 pic.twitter.com/AzikG0eFXm10:52 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Grant Williams said it’s hard to beat a team when they have that many more shot attempts: “Tonight, we just didn’t take care of the ball.” – 10:51 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
The Heat’s switching defense stepped up in an insane way
They got bail out Jimmy Butler
Face-up aggressive Bam Adebayo
Movement shooter Tyler Herro
Trusted creator Kyle Lowry
Major building stones – 10:50 PM
Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @Keith Smith and I discuss the Wembanyama Sweepstakes, Myles Turner’s contract situation, Al Horford’s extension, the Celtics and much more basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/269554…10:48 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
We knew it was about to be one of those nights when Jimmy was flexing in the paint like this 💪 too strong
Points in the Paint // @vicopainting pic.twitter.com/BppUrS0ufe10:47 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
Jaylen Brown sent us to overtime with a miracle 3-pointer, but we couldn’t fend off Jimmy Butler and the Heat. nba.com/celtics/news/g…10:47 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Jimmy Butler is back… and back in pure Jimmy Butler form.
@CoupNBA has the Takeaways from Jimmy’s return performance and his clutch Buckets in Miami’s winning rematch in Boston – 10:36 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Spo says Udonis Haslem “could be the best mentor in the history of the league.” – 10:36 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
Full Court Press Newsletter: Celtics Suffer Rare Defeat and Yes, The Butler Did It sherrod.substack.com/p/celtics-suff…10:34 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Coach Mazzulla: “I thought our crunch-time offense was good, I thought we got good looks. I just thought they made a few more plays than we did.” – 10:33 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Joe Mazzulla said Al Horford couldn’t have guarded Jimmy Butler any better in overtime, saying he had confidence in all five guys on the floor to cover Butler in crunch time. Butler targeted Horford on the switch throughout OT and hit mid-range pull-ups every time. – 10:29 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Jimmy Butler played for the first time in 16 days tonight and Heat came back from down 13 to win at Boston in OT
Butler’s absence was almost long enough to make me forget that this is his official headshot for this season pic.twitter.com/W7QnshxedP10:28 PM

Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
“It felt like we had to beat this team twice,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Said he was fine with the defense on the Jaylen Brown shot and was proud of the way his team bounced back in overtime. – 10:27 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
He warned them 🤷‍♂️ #WINNING pic.twitter.com/WI4ouCsTah10:25 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Heat Game 2 Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:24 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Heat Game 2 Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:24 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
We’ve talked a lot about how much zone the Heat has used recently. But the Heat’s man defense was very good tonight against the NBA’s best offense. As it gets healthier, defense is still Heat’s best path to sustained success. – 10:22 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Bam Adebayo over the last 4 games
38pts, 12rebs, 15-22FG
32pts, 8rebs, 13-20FG
23pts, 6rebs, 10-19FG
28pts, 8rebs, 10-18FG
#HEATCulture10:22 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Bam Adebayo last 4 games
38pts, 12rebs, 3asts, 15-22FG
32pts, 8rebs, 1ast, 13-20FG
23pts, 6rebs, 5asts, 10-19FG
28pts, 8rebs, 3asts, 10-18FG
Bam is on fire! #HEATCulture10:20 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
20 turnovers, 7 missed free throws, Tatum was bad and it still took OT.
Bucks lost too, so Celtics stay ahead by two games.
18-5 with three losses in OT. It’s not the end of the world. – 10:19 PM
Ethan J. Skolnick
@EthanJSkolnick
Miami Heat 120-116 Boston Celtics Five on the Floor Live Postgame Show – YouTube m.youtube.com/watch?v=VqkVXc…10:19 PM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
NEW: Heat loses late lead, then wins in overtime in Boston behind big nights from Butler, Bam: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…10:18 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Heat win 120-116 in OT
Brown – 37/14/5
Smart – 18/3/9
Grant – 18 points
Tatum – 14/12/3, 5-18, 0-for-7 shooting
Celtics – 46% FGs
Celtics – 15-45 3Ps
Celtics – 20 TOs
Adebayo – 28/7/3
Herro – 26/5/3
Butler – 25/15/3
Lowry – 20/5/4
Heat – 47.5% FGs
Heat – 11-35 3Ps
Heat – 17 TOs – 10:17 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics hit the road for six, maintaining their two-game lead in both the East and for the NBA’s best record as the Bucks lose at home to Anthony Davis (44) and the Lakers.
Top of the East…
BOSTON 18-5 —
Milwaukee 15-6 2
Cleveland 15-8 3 – 10:17 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Win Over Celtics
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…10:16 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Heat win 120-116, send a message to the #Celtics that fully healthy, they are a contender. Brown 37, Smart 18, GWilliams 10, Tatum 14 (5-18 FG, 0-7 3pt); Adebayo 28, Herro 26, Butler 25, Lowry 20. – 10:16 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
That’s #HEATCulture for you pic.twitter.com/R6zHQrUGIz10:16 PM

Bill Simmons
@BillSimmons
That’s a great “We aren’t dead yet” game from Miami. With 10 mins left down 10 it looked like their season had a chance to go sideways. Nope. Also // first strange Tatum game in a while. – 10:16 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
He indeed was on the way, Boston pic.twitter.com/BfEnXdFL6310:16 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Heat end a #Celtics run of 14 wins over their last 15.
Boston’s about to begin maybe their toughest stretch of the year, a 6 game road trip starting in Brooklyn, going through Toronto then out west. They’ll be back in the Garden in 2 weeks. – 10:15 PM
Brian Geltzeiler
@BGeltzNBA
That’s a great win for the Heat. Cashing in (and helping cause) on an off night by Tatum. – 10:15 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Celtics see their winning streak snapped by Miami, 120-116. Just 14 points on 5-for-18 shooting for Jayson Tatum. Jaylen Brown (37 points) forced overtime with a long banked 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, but the Celtics weren’t able to capitalize. – 10:15 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Heck of a Heat win, arguably a signature win. Almost completely whole again, with a look of a team with playoff prospects. – 10:15 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
28 for Bam Adebayo, 25-15 for Jimmy Butler, 26 for Tyler Herro, 20 for Kyle Lowry and the Heat get a split in Boston, 120-116 in OT. – 10:15 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Jimmy Butler tonight:
25 PTS
15 REB (season high)
Clutch bucket. pic.twitter.com/mgHDHIYndI10:14 PM

Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
The Celtics now have 3 OT losses and then 2 losses in regulation to the Bulls. Wild season so far. – 10:14 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jimmy Butler against the Celtics in his return
25 points
15 rebounds
12-21 FG
He was thirsty! Heat win. #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/pyNHHhN01t10:14 PM

Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Heat beat Celtics 120-116 in overtime. Boston finishes homestand with a 5-1 record before heading out on six-game road trip. – 10:14 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics 10-game home win streak ends.
Miami wins 120-116.
Boston drops to 18-5, with 3 of the losses in overtime. 4 of the losses games in which they had a double-digit lead.
Jimmy Butler 25-14 in his return, including the put-away with 9.4 to go. – 10:14 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Celtics are 0-3 in OT this season. pic.twitter.com/oS9FMUVysY10:14 PM

Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
You know, I think the Heat are better with Jimmy Butler. #analysis10:13 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Gotta think the #Celtics just can’t let Butler dribble into midrange jumpers. I mean that’s what he does, make midrange jumpers. #Heat10:13 PM
Kendrick Perkins
@KendrickPerkins
Next time Jimmy Butler is thirsty on a Private Jet we better listen! He walked into the Garden and put JB and Tatum over his lap like twin babies! Carry on… – 10:13 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler loves this building
Part 2 – 10:13 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Jimmy Butler. 25-14-3-1-1 and what should be the clincher. #Celtics have 9.4 seconds down 4. Some fans heading to the exits. – 10:13 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Jimmy Butler keeps targeting Al Horford, who always has a hand in his face but can’t quite get up there to disrupt the arc of Butler’s shot. He can’t miss and the Heat are up 4 with 10 seconds left in OT. – 10:13 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jimmy Butler showing no sign of crunch time rust tonight. – 10:13 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
The last time Jimmy Butler played here before tonight? Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
It might not be quite that performance, but Butler has 25 and 14 and just sank a dagger into the Celtics with 9.4 seconds to go in overtime.
Heck of a showing after missing 7 games. – 10:13 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jimmy Butler has made every big play. What a game for him. – 10:12 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Just a reminder: Jimmy Butler is CLUTCH! #HEATCulture10:12 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Jimmy Butler again. #Heat up 4 with 9.4 left. #Celtics10:12 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jimmy Butler’s a bad man. – 10:12 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Rough Tatum game continues with an early pull-up 3 down by 2.
#Heat have the ball with 24.4 seconds left. Going to need some more fortune to escape this deficit. – 10:11 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Not a good shot by Tatum. Playing 2-for-1 is fine, but the first one needs to be a better shot than that. – 10:11 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo continues to be assertive and decisive on the offensive end. – 10:10 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Bam hits his free throws and we’re up 118-116 with 40.0 left to play in OT – 10:10 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Kyle Lowry fouls out here in overtime after a tremendous performance tonight – 20-4-5 in 39 minutes. – 10:08 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Huge steal by Smart, his 2nd of OT, and gets the ball ahead to Brown who forces Lowry out of the game with 6 fouls and can tie it. – 10:08 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kyle Lowry fouls out. – 10:08 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Lowry fouls out with 1:02 left. #Celtics #Heat10:07 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Blocking foul on Kyle Lowry and he’s fouled out – 10:07 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Can’t settle for those jumpers against Herro. Keep driving him. – 10:07 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston is going at Herro on every possession. He’s so good offensively, but he can’t play defense late against the best teams. – 10:06 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Big game from Grant Williams at 18-4-2 before taking a charge on Herro late in OT. – 10:06 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo just keeps finding the pull-up down there
Tough shot – 10:06 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Some very nice crunch time minutes from Grant Williams minus losing Jimmy Butler on one play. – 10:06 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
What a block by Butler. He saved Herro there. – 10:05 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
That was an insane block by Jimmy Butler. What an incredible play to stop Jaylen Brown. – 10:05 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
35-14-5 for Brown doing his own version of the Jimmy Butler game. – 10:04 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Marcus Smart is now limping after slipping on the sideline after saving a ball back in play, but is staying in the game. – 10:03 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart hurt his left hip making that save to open up OT but he is playing through it. – 10:03 PM
Bill Simmons
@BillSimmons
Lakers-Bucks / Heat-Celts — just a loaded Friday night, 2 awesome games. Are the Lakers alive???? – 10:03 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown getting the shot off early there was a strategic move it seemed like. Took away the risk of Heat giving the foul. – 10:03 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics-Heat tied at 110 after four
Brown – 33/14/5
Smart – 18/3/9
Grant – 18 points
Celtics – 48.7% FGs
Celtics – 15-41 3Ps
Celtics – 20 TOs
Herro – 26 points
Adebayo – 24 points
Butler – 21/14/3
Heat – 45.8% FGs
Heat – 11-35 3Ps
Heat – 14 TOs – 10:02 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
What was critical was Lowry having to burn last #Heat timeout to avoid 5-second call. They would have had 1.6 left with the ball at halfcourt. #Celtics10:02 PM
Tony Mejia
@MejiaDinero
Heat broadcast called that Jaylen Brown banker soul-crushing. True, but Miami looks back though. Jimmy has some fresh legs. – 10:01 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Headed to OT then 😕 – 10:01 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Celtics-Heat is headed to overtime after one of the more ridiculous shots you’ll ever see from Jaylen Brown. Caught the ball about 40 feet from the basket, turned and heaved one up that banked in with 1.7 seconds to go. Heat had a chance to foul, and didn’t, and paid the price. – 10:01 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Jaylen Brown did not call bank on that and it should be reflected thusly in the L2MR tomorrow.
To OT they go in Boston. – 10:00 PM
Kevin O’Connor
@KevinOConnorNBA
Jimmy Butler and Jaylen Brown just hit two of craziest shots back to back lol – 9:59 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Brown banks in a 30-foot 3 pointer with 1.6 left. Tie game, my goodness. #Celtics #Heat
OVERTIME – 9:59 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
lol ok them. jaylen brown banks in a 3 from about 40 feet and we’re headed to overtime. – 9:59 PM
Kenny Beecham
@KOT4Q
OMG JAYLEN BROWN – 9:59 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown didn’t call glass. He called OT. – 9:59 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Jaylen Brown just literally banked in a prayer. This game is insane. – 9:59 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Jaylen Brown FROM THE MOON!!!!!!!!!!
Tie game and Heat throw the ball away giving the #Celtics 0.7 to win it. – 9:59 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
That’s an incredibly tough shot that Jimmy Butler just hit. Butler up to 21 points and 14 rebounds in his return. – 9:59 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
A contested Butler jumper over Horford with time winding down in a close game went in this time! – 9:59 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
JAYLEN BROWN – 9:59 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Heat don’t foul when up late three. Martin got a stop on Devin Booker in this situation earlier this season. – 9:58 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
What a player Jimmy Butler continues to be… – 9:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Miami has a foul to give.
Foul up three here? – 9:58 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
That’s how you feel Jimmy??
HE. IS. HIM. pic.twitter.com/stsaQFpp7K9:58 PM

Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Raptors 114-105 as a 36-point lead finished in single-digits. Kyrie Irving had 27 in the win, T.J. Warren had 10 points in 17 minutes in his first game in two years. The winning streak is now four. The Celtics come to town on Sunday. Big test awaits. – 9:58 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler should make you all believers in the power of ridiculous amounts of coffee. – 9:58 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler loves this building LOL – 9:58 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Butler with the big shot, went in the hoop with 0.1 left on the shot clock. MIA 110, BOS 107 with 5.1 left. #Celtics #Heat9:58 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Jimmy Buckets is back, folks.
Celtics will have 5.1 seconds to tie the game, as they trail 110-107 after a terrific fallaway jumper from Butler after he got the matchup he wanted. – 9:58 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Wow. Jimmy Butler dribbled into nothing and just made the biggest shot of the game. – 9:58 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
What a shot by Jimmy Butler. The Celtics will have 5.1 seconds left needing a 3-pointer to tie. – 9:57 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Lowry was letting Herro have it about not going into the backcourt on that inbounds play. Yelled at him all the way into the huddle. – 9:57 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Last timeout used by Miami. – 9:56 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Heat use their last timeout failing to in-bound. If #Celtics get a stop and go ahead the other way, Miami won’t be able to advance. – 9:56 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Seven missed free throws for the Celtics are looming large right now. But a stop and score keeps the streak alive. – 9:55 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Pretty cool baseline give and go between Tatum and Grant, with Tatum on the initial drive kicking out, recovering in the right corner to drive again for an open dunk. Another great late Tatum-Grant set in this mini series. #Celtics within 1. – 9:55 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Man it’s good to have him back pic.twitter.com/wDIi98CF0U9:54 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie
@CTabatabaie
Tatum probably just had a little too much fun at Jaylen’s event last night. Too much juice at the 7uice Gala. – 9:54 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Refs have let Celtics and Heat play a lot more in the second half and we’ve gotten a great game out of it. – 9:53 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler when needed. And Haywood Highsmith at closing time. Saw the first one coming, but the second? – 9:53 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Celtics scored off a weak side back cut for a reverse, then a minute later Jimmy Butler runs the same action out into the midrange to make it a 3-point Heat lead. Brilliant read. – 9:53 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Ok hold up:
Tatum gets the Herro switch, but WHAT a double by Haywood Highsmith to force the miss
On other end:
Incredible read by Jimmy to flip dunker spots – 9:53 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics down 3 with 36.5. With the 2-for-1 here, the play has to be for a quick score, 2 or 3, to get the ball back with time to run a good final play – 9:53 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Jayson Tatum misses at one end, and Kyle Lowry drives into the defense and drops it to Jimmy Butler for a short jumper at the other.
Heat lead 108-105 with 36.5 seconds to go. Rough night for Tatum tonight so far, who has 10 points on 3-for-13 shooting – including 0-for-6 from 3 – 9:53 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Great late cut by Butler. Vet play there by him and Lowry to get a big hoop. – 9:52 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
JIMMYYYYY – 9:52 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Lowry finds Butler breaking away from Grant, who smacks himself on the head knowing he gave that one up. Pull up 2 for Butler, who has 19 PTS 14 REB.
#Heat up 108-105 with 36 sec to play. Tough shot by Tatum the other way in traffic on the set before. – 9:52 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jimmy Butler is looking desperately for a bucket in the 4th quarter. |#HEATCulture9:51 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Heat just off enough from 3 (11/35) to keep the #Celtics in this. Grant ties the game at 102 with 2:21 on the pass from Horford. – 9:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Great pass by Horford on a great cut by Grant. Finally the Celtics had ball AND player movement and it got them a hoop. – 9:49 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
This has been a fantastic game. And, with 2:21 to go, it’s all tied up at 102 here in Boston. – 9:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Five fouls on Kyle Lowry. – 9:47 PM
Tom Westerholm
@Tom_NBA
Smart, Tatum and Brown have 14 combined turnovers. – 9:47 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
It’s hard to beat bad teams when you turn it over 20 times. Nearly impossible against a good team. Celtics are going to have to pull one out from their behinds if they’re going to get this one. – 9:47 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Not a typical shot from this offense by Smart there with 20 on the shot clock pulling up from 3. Makes up for it with a big chase down block following the #Celtics‘ 20th turnover by Tatum, but Lowry follows and #Heat are hanging onto a 3 point lead with 3:42 left. – 9:46 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
Haywood Highsmith doing important things in important minutes. – 9:46 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Haywood Highsmith has done incredible things defensively tonight – 9:45 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Great defense by Smart, but no one else ran back and Miami got the easy putback. – 9:45 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Haywood Highsmith making things happen in the closing minutes is the 206,206th example of how the Heat player development program ain’t bad. – 9:45 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Kyle Lowry is such a late-game killer. – 9:45 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
LOUD finish from Tatum. Nice pass from Smart on the slip screen from Tatum. – 9:44 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
And for the first time this season, the Heat lose a coach’s challenge. Spoelstra had been 6-0 on challenges. – 9:43 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
Celtics have given up 19 points off their 9 turnovers.
Miami has given up 11 off its 13.
Miami leads by three, 98-95.
#analytics9:43 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Not sure about this challenge from Miami. Herro pretty clearly went out of his way to go into Smart there.
Yes, Smart embellished the hell out of the call, but Herro went looking for that contact. – 9:42 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Now Miami challenging the offensive foul on Herro. I don’t think they win this one – 9:41 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Tatum can’t settle for those shots. Especially when he can’t get anything to fall. This has been his worst game of the year. – 9:41 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#heat challenging an offensive foul on Herro. They’re up 98-95 with 5:30 to play. – 9:41 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Marcus Smart called the #Celtics group on the floor together coming out of the timeout. So far the result is Grant Williams diving to the court for a loose ball and a Jaylen Brown bucket! – 9:40 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Boy Wonder making things happen! pic.twitter.com/765CWN2rIp9:40 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
The Heat are disrupting the Celtics offense like few teams have been able to do. Boston has already tied a season high with 19 turnovers with 7:16 left in the fourth quarter. – 9:37 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
18-4 run for the #heat on that Herro breakout. Three turnovers and only two baskets for the #Celtics over the last ~ 7 minutes. – 9:37 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
The Heat’s defense has very good against the NBA’s top offense.
Celtics already up to 19 turnovers. – 9:37 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Back-to-back buckets from Tyler and the Celtics call timeout. We’re up 96-91. pic.twitter.com/oOjdOt9EpP9:37 PM

Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Tyler Herro has entered the chat. Heat take the lead in Boston. #HEATCulture9:36 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
13-0 Miami run. Celtics are falling apart with the terrible turnovers. – 9:36 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Bam Adebayo is all over the place. Two-way dominant presence. #HEATCulture
pic.twitter.com/SA8ZTib7V89:36 PM

John Karalis
@John_Karalis
13-0 run.. Celtics down 96-91.. just completely falling apart right now. 19 turnovers for 19 Miami points. – 9:35 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro getting any shot he wants from deep
What a run by Miami – 9:35 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
13-0 Heat run in just two minutes. Celtics up to 19 turnovers. – 9:35 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
26-8 #Heat run to take a 5pt lead. #Celtics have 19 turnovers and Jayson Tatum has just 7 pts. 7:16 left. – 9:35 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Bam rolls starting to hurt the #Celtics, who have 16 turnovers for the 2nd straight game. Giving the ball away hadn’t been an issue, and ball control as actually a strength, before this mini series. Tatum has 4 fouls and 7 points. – 9:33 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Joe Mazzulla won a challenge to get back a basket that had been called off for an offensive foul – only for Miami to then instantly rip off an 8-0 run to tie the game with 8:28 to go.
Should be a fun finish, especially with Jimmy Butler back in play for Miami tonight. – 9:33 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Very quick 8-0 run by the Heat to tie the game. – 9:33 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
That’s a big shot from Tyler Herro
Then Bam Adebayo does the Jimmy Butler double and steal
And-1 on other end
Massive sequence – 9:33 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Bam converts the and-1 to tie it up at 91. 8:39 left to go
📺 Bally Sports Sun – 9:33 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Bam Adebayo is taking over! #HEATCulture9:33 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Jeez Miami responded to that challenge with an 8-0 run and it’s now a tie game. 18 turnovers for 17 Miami points – 9:33 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Celtics challenged the Horford foul call, and somehow, the NBA replay center said Josh Beckett was in the baseline on the final out of the 2003 World Series. – 9:32 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
The Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Joe Mazzulla starts December by winning the challenge. No 4th foul on Horford.
89-83, Boston, 9:31 left. – 9:30 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
Heat half-court offense has not been good tonight. But 18 second-chance points have helped keep Miami in this game. – 9:30 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
It’s kinda the opposite of last game
I haven’t been mad at the defense from Miami tonight
Now it’s just the offense/shooting not being able to convert – 9:29 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics will challenge Horford’s 4th foul on what looked like a seal to free Hauser for the score. – 9:28 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Joe Mazzulla is challening that foul against Al Horford that wiped out the Sam Hauser layup.
Not very likely this is going to get overturned. – 9:28 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics are going to challenge the foul on Al Horford that wiped out the Hauser layup – 9:28 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown had 13 rebounds through three quarters. His regular season career-high is 15 boards. He had 16 rebounds in a playoff game a couple of years ago. – 9:26 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
9/30 night from 3 for the #Heat and a lot of their misses have been wide open. – 9:26 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics used a 17-2 run to build a 13 point lead, but an 11-4 Heat answer makes it a 6 point game to start the 4th. Heat missed a chance to get Tatum’s 5th foul, which could really haunt them here – 9:25 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 87-81 after three
Brown – 26/13/4
Smart – 16/3/5
Brogdon – 13 points
White – 13 points
Celtics – 48.3% FGs
Celtics – 13-33 3Ps
Celtics – 16 TOs
Herro – 18 points
Butler – 17/11
Adebayo – 15 points
Lowry – 12 points
Heat – 43.8% FGs
Heat – 9-28 3Ps
Heat – 11 TOs – 9:25 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Let’s get a big finish here pic.twitter.com/UDUl6XNd5i9:24 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
Time to put this away ⏳ pic.twitter.com/1N6T1WfSb99:24 PM

Chris Forsberg
@ChrisForsberg_
Left leg bent awkwardly for Luke Kornet. pic.twitter.com/Ituy1emLRE9:23 PM

Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Somehow the Heat only trail 6, after going on about a 6 minute run in that quarter with only 1 made field goal
Wild – 9:23 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Under the circumstance it was a good way to end a quarter. The Heat are down 6 but they remain in the game. The need some score from the deep. #HEATCulture9:23 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
As we enter the fourth, Tatum has as many air-balls as made shots (two) and the Celtics have 16 turnovers.
Yet, it’s 87-81 Boston. – 9:23 PM
Erik Slater
@erikslater_
In his first game in 703 days (12/29/20 with Indiana vs. Boston), T.J. Warren has reached double figures with 10 points (5-of-9 shooting) and four rebounds off the bench.
Warren leads all reserves in scoring tonight. – 9:22 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Luke Kornet is walking around the sideline after tweaking his left knee and talking to the trainers, who are going to take a look at him in the back as he jogs off. Looks like just a precautionary thing and he should be ok. – 9:22 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Looked like Luke Kornet hyperextended his left knee a little bit. He’s jogging back to the locker room without a noticeable limp. – 9:22 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Luke Kornet fouls Bam Adebayo and walks off limping signaling to the trainer that they bumped knees. Refs reviewing the play for a flagrant. – 9:21 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
bam adebayo just hit a jump hook over marcus smart and then smacked smart on the ass after it bounced in – 9:20 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Celtics outscored Miami 20-10 during the stretch where Tatum played through four fouls. – 9:17 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Grant off a pin-down screen from Jaylen Brown. – 9:16 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Now the #Celtics get hit with a delay of game. – 9:16 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
left his man in the dust 💨 pic.twitter.com/AN0rxtsKIS9:15 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Tatum is really searching. That pullup three wasn’t in rhythm at all. Rough night for him. – 9:15 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
GR3NT from the corner office. The Horford cut cleared that space for him. – 9:14 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
The Heat have 1 made field goal since the 9:30 mark in the 3rd quarter
It’s just that simple sometimes – 9:11 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Great game for Jaylen Brown. He was frustrated last night with foul trouble and he’s rolling tonight. – 9:10 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics have their biggest lead at 10 after 3 stops and baskets from Smart, Tatum and Brown out of timeout. Huge night for Jaylen with 26-9-4 late in the 3rd. – 9:09 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
And just like that, Boston goes up 10. – 9:09 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Jayson Tatum has four fouls and has had four fouls for a while and the #Heat refused to go at him defensively. #Celtics9:09 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart is 6-of-6 on 2-point field goals tonight. – 9:08 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Had to know Caleb was due for one of these sooner or later pic.twitter.com/MrSrIdt0IU9:08 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
flex those muscles 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/2D8mivrACI9:08 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
He’s been in foul trouble most of the night, but seeing Jayson Tatum with just six shot attempts midway through the third quarter is still jarring. – 9:08 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jimmy Butler returned in action thirsty. He already notched double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. 6:12 remaining in the 3rd. #HEATCulture9:07 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Bam Adebayo continues to show progress on his decision making. He makes his own play and his own shot as well.
That aggressive version of Bam is all the Heat need offensively. #HEATCulture
pic.twitter.com/rUXq67flr89:05 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
JB is leading the Celtics tonight. Great game from him. – 9:05 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Big slam for Caleb Martin over Horford. – 9:04 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
White hits Lowry with his 3rd and 4th fouls on the offensive glass, then leading Brown toward Lowry at the rim. – 9:03 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Four fouls on Kyle Lowry. – 9:03 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
4 fouls on Lowry. That’s a trouble for the Heat early in the 2nd half. #HEATCulture9:03 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
That wasn’t a great shot form Tatum. He’s trying to find something, but a shot with a foot on the arc isn’t going to get it done. – 9:03 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Bam is on a mission early in Q3 pic.twitter.com/oY9phkSHKZ9:02 PM

Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Heat go to zone
Brown for 3 – 9:01 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Boston needs to be more sure with their passes. Throwing soft ones isn’t going to work against Miami. – 9:01 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics doing a pretty good job navigating the offense toward Brown with Tatum out of sync tonight. 19 for Brown after a go-ahead 3 on a kick-out from White. – 9:01 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Just pencil the Celtics in for 20+ turnovers whenever they face Miami. The Heat just bother them – 9:00 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Bam Adebayo makes his presence felt in the 2nd half. #HEATCulture9:00 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Heat are up to 8 offensive rebounds and 17 second-chance points. – 9:00 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Fourth foul on Tatum and looks like he’s staying in the game. Let’s see how Miami approaches that on offense – 8:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Four fouls on Jayson Tatum. Kyle Lowry just outworked Tatum there. – 8:59 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
In these two games so far, Celtics have shot 43 free throws to Miami’s 18. A disparity not often seen that pronounced against the Heat. – 8:59 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Second foul tonight for Tatum on the defensive glass and his 4th overall puts him in a tough spot to start the 2nd half. – 8:59 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Heat need to keep feeding Bam Adebayo. Boston has had no answer for him in these two games. – 8:58 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Tyler Herro (ankle) is highly probable to return, since, you know, he’s actually in the game to open the second half. – 8:56 PM
Nate Duncan
@NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime, special Friday edition with @Danny Leroux. The Horford Extension, and Discord Mailbag https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/CoORwX39ZT8:56 PM

Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @Keith Smith and I discuss the Wembanyama Sweepstakes, Myles Turner’s contract situation, Al Horford’s extension, the Celtics and much more- basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/269554…8:48 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics continue to shoot it great, but 14 turnovers are WAY too many. That’s basically their season average for an entire game.
Miami continues to fluster Boston, as they have for years. – 8:46 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Herro turns ankle in Boston, Lakers lead Milwaukee by 8 at the half, Raptors were just down 36 (a season-worst for them) in Brooklyn (but got it down to 23 at the break), Pop is missing a couple games, and the Hawks are missing a bunch of guys yet led Denver by 14 at the break. – 8:45 PM
Bill Simmons
@BillSimmons
Just horrific refs for this Miami-Celts game tonight. 25 fouls in 1st half. No rhyme or reason to the calls. No flow. Just ghastly. Goble, Twardoski and Dagher. 2nd worst crew for a Celts game this year. It’s such a bummer when the refs ruin a good game like this. – 8:44 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 62-59 at the half
Brown – 14/5/4
White – 13 points
Smart – 12/3/3
Grant – 7 points
Celtics – 52.8% FGs
Celtics – 9-19 3Ps
Celtics – 14 TOs
Herro – 18 points
Butler – 15 points
Adebayo – 6 points
Martin – 6 points
Heat – 45.1% FGs
Heat – 8-23 3Ps
Heat – 9 TOs – 8:43 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
Looks like Tyler Herro turned his left ankle, the one that forced him to miss time recently. He hobbled to the locker room late in the first half.
Celtics lead Heat 62-59 at halftime. – 8:43 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Defensively the Heat did good job in the 1st half, forcing the Celtics to 14 turnovers. They need some long-range shots and some reinforcements from their 2nd unit in the 2nd half. #HEATCulture8:43 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
taking the lead to halftime pic.twitter.com/DpXqyM7ag98:42 PM

Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Another entertaining Heat-Celtics first half in their 10th meeting in 6 months. 62-59 Boston at half. Butler 15 in first game back. Tatum, off a 49 point game, with 5. Bam misses most of 2nd with three fouls. Celtics open 2 for 12 on 3s, then hit their last 7 3s. – 8:42 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie
@CTabatabaie
Trying to follow the Celtics game on Twitter with spotty in-flight wifi and it seems…frustrating? – 8:41 PM
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Tyler Herro, with 18 first-half points, got hurt late in the half and went right to the locker room. Celtics 62-59 at the break. – 8:41 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Tyler Herro just limped off the court and directly to the locker room before the half ended. Didn’t see what happened. – 8:41 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Herro looks hurt… – 8:41 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Herro is headed straight to the locker room hobbling a bit but it is just seconds before halftime. #Celtics #Heat8:41 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Tyler Herro, who has 18 first half points, just limped off the court and back to Miami’s locker room here right before the end of the first half. – 8:40 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Herro just limped off and went right to the locker room. – 8:40 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Wow. Smart misses both FT, grabs his own miss on the bounce back and Brown finds Hauser for 3. That’ll be a weird swing play if this one comes down to one possession. – 8:40 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Both Boston and Miami are playing this first half just to get it over with now. – 8:39 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler getting into a rhythm downhill
Tyler Herro finding his way from deep
2 very good elements coming alive – 8:39 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Seemed like the Celtics were in for a terrible shooting night. Started 2 for 12 from three.
Now they’ve made 6 in a row and splits are at 51.4/44.4/88.2 as the half ends. – 8:38 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Derrick White now too. – 8:38 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
It’s been like 7 years of me saying to myself, “Man I can’t believe this might be the last time I’m watching Udonis Haslem.” – 8:37 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
A Tyler triple ties it at 55-55 with 1:24 left in the 1st half.
📺 Bally Sports Sun – 8:37 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Herro is feeling it tonight. No hesitation at all. – 8:37 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
This game has too many whistles and no flow. #Celtics spent much of the last timeout talking to the officials asking for clarification. – 8:36 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Butler scored 7 of Miami’s last 10. – 8:35 PM
Abby Chin
@tvabby
Udonis Haslem proud of himself for getting that foul called on Jayson Tatum. Shouting, “Yeah,” repeatedly until he finally found a #Celtics player to yell at passing Jaylen Brown. JB did not react. – 8:35 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Can’t spell jab step without JB 🪣 pic.twitter.com/bER3NRR9lJ8:34 PM

Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Anyway, three fouls on Jayson Tatum.
He joins Al Horford, Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and Dewayne Dedmon with three fouls before halftime.
Hope you all are enjoying this wonderful ref show! – 8:34 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Now three fouls each on Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Jayson Tatum late in the first half of this game. Something to watch as a competitive game plays out in the second half.
Celtics currently lead 53-49, with Tyler Herro leading Miami w/ 15 and Jaylen Brown leading Boston w/ 12 – 8:33 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
The Heat are going to have to earn every bucket in this game lol
Herro finding his way off the dribble tonight
I just don’t know how Miami can contain Boston in any capacity with Bam in foul trouble on the bench – 8:33 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The pass made it all the way across the court before Lowry flopped and the ref still rewarded it. That was terrible. – 8:32 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Third foul on Tatum with 2:23 to go charging into Haslem. – 8:32 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Unscientific eye-test stat: Tatum shoots like 100 pct from the foul line when no one chants MVP and 70 pct when people chant MVP – 8:31 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
This is probably going to be a Flagrant 1 on Udonis Haslem. Made just enough of a play on the ball to avoid the Flagrant 2. – 8:27 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Udonis Haslem misses a wide open layup by two feet and then neck tackles Derrick White a minute later. Yikes. – 8:27 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
They’re going to review Haslem’s foul on White. Upon first glance, he got him up around the shoulder without making a play on the ball, so it’s probably a F1 – 8:27 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
savvy vet move by udonis haslem immediately picking up the shooter after flagranting them so he doesn’t get called for a flagrant. didn’t work, refs are reviewing anyway. – 8:27 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Refs going to the board to check out a hard foul by Haslem on White in transition. – 8:27 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Heat have quietly played the #Celtics as tough, if not more, than the #Bulls and #Cavaliers. – 8:26 PM
Bill Simmons
@BillSimmons
Udonis Haslem just checked into a 2-point Miami/Boston game this is hilarious. Bob McAdoo now stretching on the sidelines just in case they need him. – 8:26 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
This is a full-on ref show in Boston.
Way too many whistles tonight so far. – 8:25 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Al Horford. – 8:24 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Back-to-back games played for Udonis Haslem. It has to have been a while since we’ve seen that. – 8:24 PM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Haslem with his 4th appearance – and 2nd in row – in his 20th and final season, with Bam and Dedmon each with 3 fouls. – 8:24 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem back in – 8:24 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Udonis Haslem, who hadn’t played since October before getting into Wednesday’s game here in Boston, checks in here midway through the second quarter for just the fourth time this season. – 8:24 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Not sure why, but both teams got delay of game warnings before the tip-off, so #Heat just picking up another earned Tatum a FT. – 8:23 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
The Heat and Celtics both got delay of game warnings before the opening tip, so Miami getting one just now results in a tech and gives Boston a 2-point lead. – 8:23 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Tatum turned it over once, but it was the right choice to go right back to the long outlet. You have to attack Miami before they can set the zone. It just makes finding good shots a lot easier. – 8:22 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Here come the 3s. Horford, Smart and White hit in succession and #Celtics lead 40-39.
Derrick White has hit 15 of his last 30 tries from 3. – 8:21 PM
Adam Himmelsbach
@AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics were kicking the ball all over the place and looked on the verge of falling behind by a lot. Mazzulla let them play through it and they hit three 3s in a row, take the lead, and Heat call TO. – 8:20 PM
Brian Robb
@BrianTRobb
11-3 Celtics run after some rare offensive struggles. – 8:20 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
3s are starting to fall now. 3 in a row from Horford, Smart, and White and the Celtics are on an 11-3 run to retake the lead – 8:20 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
The Heat just fell right into the Celtics speed again
That can’t happen – 8:20 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Tatum tried whipping a full-court outlet right off a rebound and it got picked off, so he just stood in the exact same spot, got the rebound again and then threw a full court bounce pass instead. That’s as quick an adjustment as you can get. – 8:20 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Fought for the ball and drilled the triple, that’s tough 😤
Watch live: https://t.co/Jz0MII5g0d pic.twitter.com/6A1QwE0bMD8:19 PM

Abby Chin
@tvabby
Water finding its level. #Celtics were just 2/12 from 3 before Al, Marcus and Derrick drained 3 straight triples! – 8:19 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
10 turnovers for the Celtics already. This is the sloppiness of last season creeping in tonight. – 8:18 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics spacing against the zone is bad, but they are doing a good job sending guys to the offensive glass.
Miami plays the zone inverted with the guards on the baseline, so the offensive rebounds will be there if Boston wants to crash. – 8:17 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#celtics 2/12 from 3 and haven’t hit one almost 4 mins. into the 2nd. – 8:16 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent scramble
Pull-up 3
Picks up Smart on inbound into a travel
Great run – 8:16 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are making things way too hard on themselves. Get Tatum to the nail and let him work. – 8:14 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
Always seems a little incongruous to me when a guy named Bam drops in a feathery floater…
Anyway, Adebayo has 6 as Miami leads Boston, 29-27, early in 2nd quarter. – 8:13 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Bam Adebayo. – 8:12 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Bam Adebayo sets a million illegal screens per game. That was not one of them. – 8:12 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics-Heat tied at 27 after one
Smart – 8 points
Brown – 7/4/2
Brogdon – 5 points
White – 5 points
Celtics – 45% FGs
Celtics – 2-8 3Ps
Celtics – 5 turnovers
Herro – 7 points
Martin – 6 points
Heat – 40% FGs
Heat – 3-12 3Ps
Heat – 4 offensive rebounds
Heat – 2 turnovers – 8:10 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics outscored #Heat 16-14 after Tatum checked out with foul trouble. That’s pretty much been their margin this year when Tatum sits, which is a big improvement over last year when they really struggled in his absence. – 8:10 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
All tied up after 1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/PtFGKIGZnm8:09 PM

Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Malcolm Brogdon, the only significant healthy veteran player injected into either the Heat or Celtics since their Eastern Finals, is now 36-for-72 on threes this year. Heat has until trade deadline to try to add something similarly impactful. 27-27 after one in Boston. – 8:09 PM
Anthony Chiang
@Anthony_Chiang
The most man-to-man defense we’ve seen from the Heat in a single quarter in a while. No coincidence that it coincides with Jimmy Butler’s return. – 8:08 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
It’s 27-all between Boston and the Miami Heat … at the half. Not the first quarter, but the first half. #defenserulestonight. – 8:08 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Why don’t the numbers on these Heat jerseys all have the same color scheme? Everyone has differently colored numbers. I didn’t notice it at first but @Gary Washburn pointed it out and now it’s really bothering me for no reason at all. Just make all the numbers the same color lol – 8:06 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics go ahead on Brogdon’s 5 straight points, including only their second three of the 1Q. – 8:06 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Haywood Highsmith in
Haywood Highsmith with a defensive play – 8:05 PM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Spoelstra opts for Highsmith as 9th man, with Strus, Dedmon, Vincent others used off bench. Highsmith is holding the player he defends to the 4th lowest shooting percentage in the league (minimum 60 shots defended). – 8:05 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#heat producing some good shot and really struggling to shoot outside (3/10). – 8:04 PM
Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
Jimmy Butler is back and so is his toughness #HEATCulture
pic.twitter.com/YzWGc5Zt0D8:04 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Celtics with only 1 three so far
A product of not sitting back in zone and letting them fire away
The switching definitely looks good for Miami so far
This is the shot profile you want to force – 8:01 PM
Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
Luke Kornet just did an actual hard close out and it worked. Very confused by this development. – 8:00 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Five early #Celtics turnovers. – 7:59 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Big deal for Miami tonight getting Dewayne Dedmon back in there rather than Udonis Haslem. – 7:57 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin has a very favorable matchup with Kornet
Taking advantage – 7:57 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Pretty sure Caleb Martin was just yapping at Luke Kornet after drilling a 3-pointer over a Kornet contest. – 7:57 PM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
Randomly, the No. 1 of the 31 on the back of Max Strus’ jersey is gone, so it looks like he’s playing in Dwyane Wade’s jersey. #Celtics #Heat7:56 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Two fouls on Al Horford. – 7:54 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
You already know Jimmy is gonna go hard on those put-backs 💪 pic.twitter.com/tyNW1y3TO27:54 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
it’s just too easy‼️ pic.twitter.com/o9u8oL9FQk7:54 PM

Jared Weiss
@JaredWeissNBA
one of the most important moments of the Celtics season pic.twitter.com/OrRINx39ED7:53 PM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
15-15 on a White put back following Brogdon in transition and he’ll have a chance to give the C’s a lead. – 7:52 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Consecutive home games against the same team? Joe Mazzulla’s a fan.
Catch first half action now on @NBCSBoston 📺 pic.twitter.com/B5aCgsXcrU7:50 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
Joe Mazzulla is not from the Brad Stevens school of ignoring foul trouble. He has regularly benched guys once they get into foul trouble, unlike Stevens who almost always let players play through it. Tatum to the bench early here with his second foul. – 7:50 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely
@ASherrodblakely
The Celtics are doing EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do when shots aren’t falling … look to score closer at the rim. But instead of isolation drives, the Celtics are using dribble-drive penetration and finding guys like Marcus Smart open at the rim for lay-ups. – 7:50 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Butler’s first pair of makes back from injuries are put backs. Tatum w/ two fouls and will check out 5 min. in. – 7:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Two fouls on Jayson Tatum. – 7:49 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics repeatedly went under when Adebayo set screens on Wednesday. Tonight, Boston is either going over the screen or straight switching it. Guess they didn’t like letting the Heat walk into so many jumpers. – 7:47 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Rare…3+ minutes in and the #Celtics don’t have a 3PT (0/3). Trailing 7-4 after a make from Herro marked the first of the game after 6 misses each way. – 7:47 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Heat playing their defensive gameplan that they love:
Make Marcus Smart shoot – 7:47 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Just like we said in today’s podcast… the Celtics have come out switching all the Bam pick and rolls. They didn’t switch Wednesday night – 7:46 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Well Bam Adebayo still the offensive staple in the middle of the floor
4 points early – 7:44 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum still feeling it from last night, apparently. – 7:44 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Celtics #Heat G2 underway and Miami’s marking Jimmy Butler’s return with those interesting uniforms. pic.twitter.com/6YSQ52tsAe7:43 PM

Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
#HEATTwitter y’all with us tonight? pic.twitter.com/AJjyn5JNWs7:43 PM

Abby Chin
@tvabby
That’s a first. Both the #Celtics and #Heat issued delay of game warnings by John Goble for taking too long to get on the court. – 7:42 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
This may be out of date, but a few days ago I believe the stat was that only one team had won both ends of these two-game mini-series.
Let’s see if the Celtics can pull it off against a team that’s been tough on them for years. – 7:38 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie
@CTabatabaie
Give Luke Kornet his own line of chips please @RUFFLES pic.twitter.com/eJ2hlLD2q97:36 PM

Danny Leroux
@DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @Keith Smith and I discuss the Wembanyama Sweepstakes, Myles Turner’s contract situation, Al Horford’s extension, the Celtics and much more: basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/269554…7:28 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
Looking for a pregame appetizer?
— Celtics getting ready for what one league exec says will be “like making a great in-season trade.” … And Marcus Smart agrees.
— Also, are the Warriors going to be fine… or not?
bit.ly/3itRqvo7:22 PM
John Karalis
@John_Karalis
Celtics fans are really great… they are making Miami feel at home by all showing up late to the game – 7:14 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Tonight’s starters ⤵️
@DraftKings pic.twitter.com/u2ESyINEa47:13 PM

Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Celtics against Heat again starting Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and Marcus Smart. – 7:08 PM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
This Heat starting group reunited tonight (Butler, Martin, Bam, Herro, Lowry) is a plus 9 in 88 minutes, shooting 43.8 on threes. – 7:08 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Heat at Celtics – TD Garden – December 2, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, White, Brown, Tatum, Horford
Miami – Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo
OUT: Boston: R. Williams, Gallinari Miami: Dedmon, Oladipo, Yurtseven pic.twitter.com/M0czpavlke7:05 PM

Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Jamal Cain inactive for Heat tonight, saving him a game on his two-way contract. Dedmon active after sitting out Wednesday. – 7:04 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Derrick White
Marcus Smart
Heat starters:
Bam Adebayo
Caleb Martin
Jimmy Butler
Tyler Herro
Kyle Lowry – 7:03 PM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler is back tonight
Game changer
But this isn’t the time to go away from Bam Adebayo
Early-game sets, face-up aggression, and Herro-Bam PnR
Still need it – 7:02 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler back and starting for Heat. Along with Adebayo, Martin, Lowry and Herro. First start for primary lineup since Nov. 1. – 7:02 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
ICYMI, some pregame listening on the state of the #Heat and where they’re headed before Jimmy Butler returns. Is stargazing in their future again, or would they be better positioned for a rare step back? @Wes Goldberg weighs in on @DomeTheory #101: youtube.com/watch?v=pE0yIG…7:00 PM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Luke Kornet eating Jayson Tatum branded Ruffles is the Andy Warhol Sup Can image of this generation… pic.twitter.com/fEcjRXLY0T6:54 PM

Boston Celtics
@celtics
Hitting the #JetBlueRunway for some Friday night hoops ☘️ pic.twitter.com/DW4DyNFo026:35 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Fresh Illustrations Friday
Yuta Watanabe
Sam Hauser
Ayo Dosunmu
De’Anthony Melton
➡️ https://t.co/6RWeeiQ5vL pic.twitter.com/kF7iXMNyPl6:18 PM

Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
A quick primer on Offensive Rating (points per possession).
1.122 is NBA average
1.150 is elite
1.183 is the NBA record.
1.209 is where the Celtics are right now.
They’re 5-0 on this homestand.
In those five, the Celtics are scoring a ridiculous 1.331 points per possession. – 6:10 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Per Heat and as expected: Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler (knee) will warm up with the intent to play tonight. – 6:07 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler will “warm up with the intention to play.”
In Miami Heat lingo, that means Butler is playing tonight. Spoelstra said with a smile that Butler won’t play 15 minutes, and he won’t play 45. – 6:06 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
#MIAvsBOS INJURY UPDATE: Coach Spo says Jimmy Butler (knee) will warm up with the intent to play tonight. – 6:06 PM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Erik Spoelstra said Jimmy Butler will warm up tonight with the intention to play. – 6:04 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Mazzulla on Jimmy Butler’s return: “I think they’ll be a little more aggressive on the defensive end … he presents a challenge that we didn’t see in the last game, so we’ve got to be sharp.” – 5:52 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
Joe Mazzulla credits our team and organization for him winning Coach of the Month: “I think it shows the trust and the buy-in of our guys … It should be Organization of the Month.” – 5:49 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
Is Jayson Tatum the first-quarter MVP for the NBA season?
YouTube: youtu.be/fsh_SVYRR0U
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:30 PM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
What to know as Butler returns to Heat lineup tonight, including the lineups working best. And the Highsmith decision, other things: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…5:30 PM
Jorge Sierra
@hoopshype
The Boston Celtics salary cap situation after the Al Horford extension 👇
hoopshype.com/lists/boston-c…5:25 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
AL HORFORD APPRECIATION HOUR HERE ON THE PODCAST.
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:22 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST! What are the New York Knicks? NBA News: Towns Out, More. But first, Al Horford appreciation time with @Fred Katz twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:15 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
Hey! @Fred Katz and I are talking! Starting with Al Horford appreciation minute, Celtics’ long-term contract stuff, Jayson Tatum appreciation minute, then moving into the bulk of the show, which will be on the New York Knicks and what they’re doing.
youtu.be/fsh_SVYRR0U5:13 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
From earlier —Healing Heat again approach point of odd men out, as squeeze play could be looming sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:54 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
From earlier —Healing Heat again approach point of odd men out, as squeeze play could be looming sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:54 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
From earlier —ASK IRA: Have Celtics distanced themselves to the degree that Heat changes are needed? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:53 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
Good news! @Fred Katz is back on the pod! We’re diving into the Knicks, some Celtics stuff, the Karl Towns injury, and more in like half an hour.
You can watch here, or on YouTube at this link: youtu.be/fsh_SVYRR0U4:30 PM
Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
Now you can listen AND watch @TermineRadio
& @Eddie Johnson – watch them live now till 7p ET on the @NBA App!
Today’s Guests: Celtics Legend Satch Sanders & former NBA Center @OldenPolynice1
📺 https://t.co/yw8JniHedn pic.twitter.com/a6rXLsSy0R4:03 PM

Kevin O’Connor
@KevinOConnorNBA
🚨New Friday Mismatch with @Chris Vernon🚨
🇫🇷The Killian Hayes game
🐄Mavericks struggles
☘️Celtics thriving
☀️Devin Booker going off
🤔Lakers paths
⛰️Zion’s dominance
🐺Wolves minus KAT
🙏Spotify Wrapped
Give it a listen and please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: – 4:02 PM
Keith Pompey
@PompeyOnSixers
Mailbag: Are the Sixers built to beat the Celtics or Bucks in the playoffs? inquirer.com/sports/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 4:01 PM
Steve Bulpett
@SteveBHoop
New from @HeavyOnSports:
Celtics getting ready for what one league exec says will be “like making a great in-season trade.” … And Marcus Smart agrees.
Also, are the Warriors going to be fine… or not?
bit.ly/3itRqvo4:00 PM
Kevin O’Connor
@KevinOConnorNBA
Jayson Tatum’s improved half-court scoring numbers:
2022-23
Restricted Area: 69%
In The Key: 51%
Midrange: 42%
Three: 37%
2020-21 & 2021-22
Restricted Area: 64%
In The Key: 42%
Midrange: 38%
Three: 37%
Better strength, shot selection and playmaking all factors in his progress. pic.twitter.com/VpivaSlvdi3:55 PM

Jay King
@ByJayKing
The second-best offense in the league scores 116.5 points per 100 possessions. The Celtics have topped that 15 times in their 22 games so far. Their offense has consistently crushed. – 3:52 PM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2021, the Grizzlies destroyed the Thunder 152-79, the largest margin of victory in NBA history:
73 – MEM vs. OKC (Dec. 2, 2021)
68 – CLE vs. MIA (Dec. 17, 1991)
65 – IND vs. POR (Feb. 27, 1998)
63 – LAK vs. GSW (March 19, 1972)
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes…3:34 PM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
no villains, only heroes 🔥😤 pic.twitter.com/WOMpyqLPTu3:18 PM

Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
“What Boston is doing is incredible offensively”
🏀 Kevin Harlan says the sky is the limit for the Celtics #BleedGreen
@Rick Kamla | @adaniels33 pic.twitter.com/Ttbba0kgtG3:16 PM

Tony Jones
@Tjonesonthenba
This metro album some Heat – 2:52 PM
CJ Holmes
@CjHolmes22
Warriors are 11-11. Predict their record over the next five games:
vs. Chicago
vs. Houston
vs. Indiana
@ Utah
vs. Boston – 2:48 PM
Jason Jackson
@TheJaxShow
Let’s get THREEmendous with H & the gang as we run it back in Boston tonight. The @Miami Heat #AudioExperience begins at 7p!
🚗: @560WQAM
📱: @Audacy @SIRIUSXM @NBA & HEAT apps
🎨: @SStrom_ pic.twitter.com/NzUilQv81x2:46 PM

Stephen Noh
@StephNoh
(1/4) A thread on how ridiculously far ahead of everyone else the Celtics have been, and why the rest of the league has no shot if they keep this up: – 2:32 PM
Miami Heat
@MiamiHEAT
Y’all rocking with @Jimmy Butler’s #MiamiMashupVol2 numeral choice?
This weekend BOGO 50% off Player’s Choice jerseys – https://t.co/VXN9XCkHy2 pic.twitter.com/aeQcFSXjAy2:24 PM

Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
Moussa Diabaté, Jason Preston, and Brandon Boston Jr. here at practice instead of with G League. I don’t think that was the case all of November.
Diabaté in particular is expected to get a trial run with the big team after his impactful road trip. – 2:18 PM
Law Murray
@LawMurrayTheNU
So good news: looks like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George could play their 5th game of the season tomorrow.
Still waiting news: Clippers won’t be fully whole until, at earliest, some time on this upcoming road trip.
Date to circle on calendar: Home December 12 vs Boston Celtics. – 2:16 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Al Horford happy to get Celtics contract extension done now and avoid offseason uncertainty. He’s focused on continuing to build “something special.”
“I feel a real connection here with the people and what the Celtics are about” https://t.co/UvKuIwFnx6 pic.twitter.com/tPhH33jqqp2:12 PM

Keith Pompey
@PompeyOnSixers
Mailbag: Are the #Sixers built to beat the Celtics or Bucks in the playoffs? inquirer.com/sports/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 1:22 PM
Chris Fedor
@ChrisFedor
Over the last 13 games, ever since his Boston masterpiece, #Cavs Caris LeVert has looked uncomfortable and out of rhythm. His role continues to change. But LeVert and J.B. Bickerstaff believe they’ve found the right one for him as a sixth man.
cleveland.com/cavs/2022/12/h…1:07 PM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
Butler’s return to Heat this morning “brings life to our whole group,” Spoelstra said after morning shootaround. Some Heat notes before another Heat-Celtics game tonight, their 10th game in 6 1/2 months: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…1:03 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR
@Twolves_PR
In Wednesday’s win over Memphis, Naz Reid finished with 7 points and a career-high-tying 5 blocks, including 3 blocks in the 2Q. The 3 blocks in the quarter are the most by a @Minnesota Timberwolves player in a single quarter since James Johnson had 3 blocks in the 3Q vs. BOS on 2/21/20. pic.twitter.com/bGWta4h2Yz1:00 PM

BasketNews
@BasketNews_com
Lucas Vildoza turning up the heat in the first half against Virtus Bologna 👀
14 PTS
3 REB
2 AST
14 EFF pic.twitter.com/DlS4NtgTru12:53 PM

Zach Lowe
@ZachLowe_NBA
New Lowe Post podcast: Taking stock of the league at the quarter mark w/ @kirkgoldsberry: What we got wrong in the preseason: Mavs, Suns, GSW, Celtics, Cavs, Wolves, Bulls, Pacers, the early MVP race, much more:
Apple: apple.co/3EXkgMb
Spotify: spoti.fi/3OUhhZq12:27 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Healing Heat again approach point of odd men out, as squeeze play could be looming. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Where things might stand with Haywood Highsmith, Jamal Cain, Dru Smith, Nikola Jovic and maybe even Duncan Robinson, now that the big guns are back. – 12:27 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Have Celtics distanced themselves to the degree that Heat changes are needed? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:26 PM
Ben Rohrbach
@brohrbach
This week’s Fact or Fiction for @The Vertical: On the Miami Heat, forever trying to find their grind.
sports.yahoo.com/nba-fact-or-fi…12:23 PM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler being back with Heat, “It feels like we’re whole.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Spoelstra praises Max Strus’ ability to fill in; questions remain with Dewayne Dedmon’s sore foot. – 12:10 PM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Long injury report for #Heat:
Probable: Herro (ankle), Highsmith (ankle), Robinson (ankle), Strus (shoulder), Vincent (knee),
Questionable: Butler (knee), Dedmon (foot). Jovic (foot),
Out: Oladipo (knee), Yurtseven (ankle)
But Butler flying to Boston signals he’ll likely play – 12:03 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
Haywood Highsmith’s contract guarantee with the Miami Heat increased to $700K yesterday. Highsmith’s deal will become fully guaranteed if he’s not waived on or before January 7, which is the league-wide date. – 11:42 AM
Boston Celtics
@celtics
TONIGHT ☘️ Celtics vs. @Miami Heat
⏰ 7:30 PM
📍 @tdgarden
📺 @NBCSBoston
🎙️ @985TheSportsHub
Small Business of the Game: https://t.co/mhVuIEAWY8
#BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/0LvwRjSzCl11:30 AM

Chris Mannix
@SIChrisMannix
NEW: Bulls? ‘Wolves? Heat? @Howard Beck and I debate which NBA teams need to hit the reset button @SInow si.com/nba/2022/12/02…11:18 AM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Asked Al Horford today if any part of him regrets leaving the #Celtics in 2019 now that he’s had so much success here again: “I don’t regret anything I’ve done. I know that everything has been for the better for me, and it’s positioned me in this place right now.” pic.twitter.com/FGdu908qyK11:13 AM

Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Al Horford spoke at shootaround this morning ahead of tonight’s Heat-Celtics game about his extension. Said he wanted to get it done well ahead of free agency to know everything was set, and that he believes he and the Celtics are doing something special. – 10:48 AM
Jay King
@ByJayKing
Al Horford on the extension: “Now seemed like a good time. I just wanted to get it done and just focus on the season and not have anything lingering.” – 10:36 AM
Michael Gallagher
@MikeSGallagher
Jayson Tatum’s FG% on layups by season:
2017-18: 49.3
2018-19: 51.3
2019-20: 47.7
2020-21: 57.4
2021-22: 58.2
2022-23: 64.8 – 10:30 AM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
The offensive adjustment for Heat tonight vs Celtics:
Obviously you’d like to sustain what you did the other night, but Miami is going to SLOW this game down
They don’t want to play into their rhythm
I have a feeling this one is in the mud – 10:29 AM
Brady Hawk
@BradyHawk305
I think the Heat go back to full-out switching tonight
Martin on Brown
Butler on Tatum
Bam on Horford
And trust me: the Heat are going to blitz Tatum ALL night
They won’t let him sit back and get comfortable looks again – 10:07 AM
Stephen Noh
@StephNoh
A quarter of the way through the season, it’s the Celtics’ title to lose. They’re miles ahead of the rest of the field, and there are underlying indicators suggesting that they will get even better:
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/ja…10:03 AM
Gary Washburn
@GwashburnGlobe
#Heat players Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo and Jimmy Butler all attended Jaylen Brown’s 7uice Gala on Thursday in Boston along with several #Celtics players. – 9:37 AM
Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
#Pelicans quietly #1 in defense over the last 10 games. #Celtics at 10. – 9:33 AM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
NEW: What to know as Butler returns to Heat, including the lineups working best with him, Heat’s numbers with & without him, how much time he has spent at PF. PLUS decisions loom for Spoelstra, as Highsmith – one of NBA leaders in 1 area – makes his case miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…9:20 AM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Healing Heat again approach point of odd men out, as squeeze play could be looming. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Will the Heat’s interim contributors ultimately stand as 2022-23 versions of Kyle Guy? – 9:03 AM
Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
From PM: Butler returning for Heat; Tatum – off Wednesday’s 49-point game – shot 2 for 9 against Jimmy on 3s in Eastern Finals. And why gap between Heat, Celtics has seemingly widened: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…8:51 AM
Ira Winderman
@IraHeatBeat
Have Celtics distanced themselves to the degree that Heat changes are needed? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 8:01 AM

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