Celtics’ Dominant Effort Ends Heat’s Win Streak

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Jaylen Brown scored 17 points to pb six Boston scorers successful treble figures arsenic the visiting Celtics routed the Miami Heat 95-78 connected Thursday, utilizing an awesome antiaircraft effort to drawback the Heat’s five-game winning streak.

Dennis Schroder scored 14 points, Aaron Nesmith had 13 and Romeo Langford chipped successful 12 for Boston, which won its 2nd consecutive pursuing a three-game losing streak. Al Horford and Jayson Tatum had 10 points apiece for the Celtics, whose 4 wins person each travel connected the road.

Miami, which entered the contention averaging a league-high 115.6 points, recorded a season-low constituent full and changeable 34.6 percent from the tract and 9 of 41 (22 percent) from 3-point range.

Kyle Lowry had six points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists for Miami earlier leaving astatine the extremity of the 3rd 4th owed to a sprained near ankle.

Jimmy Butler scored 20 points, Duncan Robinson had 16 and Bam Adebayo recorded 13 points and 7 rebounds for Miami. Lowry committed six of the team’s 18 turnovers.

Robert Williams III grabbed 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who trailed 24-18 aft the archetypal quarter.

Robinson made 3 3-pointers successful the archetypal 12 minutes for Miami but finished 5 of 17 from beyond the arc.

Miami was uncharacteristically sloppy successful the 2nd quarter, erstwhile Boston capitalized connected 5 Miami turnovers successful the archetypal 4 minutes to determination up 31-29.

Boston utilized a 23-3 tally to determination up 46-31 with 2:35 near successful the half. Miami went scoreless for astir six minutes during the agelong and trailed 51-33 astatine the break.

Brown enactment up 11 points successful the archetypal fractional for Boston, which outscored Miami 33-9 successful the 2nd quarter. The 9 points marked the Heat’s lowest-scoring 4th since Jan. 3, 2020.

The Celtics maintained their pb successful the 3rd 4th with Nesmith starring the way. Nesmith had scored a full of 3 points connected the play earlier making 3 3-pointers connected Thursday.

Brown near the crippled successful the 4th fourth with hamstring tightness. Coach Ime Udoka said Brown would beryllium re-examined Friday.

Tatum, who entered the contention averaging 24.3 points per game, was held to 3-of-13 shooting. His archetypal handbasket came with 8:35 near successful the game, erstwhile his 3-pointer gave Boston a commanding 22-point lead.

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