NBA Basketball

Miami Heat (27-25)


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vs. Dal
L 113-127
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vs. Min
W 121-112
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Butler strong down stretch, Heat hold off Celtics 130-124

BOSTON (AP) Jimmy Butler had 26 points and 11 assists to help the Miami Heat hold off the Boston Celtics 130-124 Sunday as the teams fight for position in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race.

Duncan Robinson added 22 points and Bam Adebayo finished with 20 for Miami, which increased its lead over Boston to two games for sixth place in the standings. The Heat (37-31) now have the same record as fifth-place Atlanta, but the Hawks own the head-to-head tiebreaker.

It is the first of two straight games between Miami and Boston, which meet for the final time during the regular season on Tuesday.

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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler21.6
Rebounds: Bam Adebayo9.0
Assists: Jimmy Butler7.2
FG%: Bam Adebayo56.7%
Steals: Jimmy Butler2.14
Blocks: Bam Adebayo1.05
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.9 (5)
Rebounds: 43.3 (12)
Assists: 25.8 (22)
FG%: 45.6% (6)
FT%: 78.6% (25)
3P%: 36.5% (13)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.6 (25)
Rebounds: 41.5 (29)
Assists: 26.3 (9)
FG%: 46.6% (18)
FT%: 79.1% (11)
3P%: 35.3% (22)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Atlanta 37 31 .544 --
Miami 37 31 .544 --
Charlotte 33 35 .485 4.0
Washington 32 36 .471 5.0
Orlando 21 47 .309 16.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/9/2021 Dewayne Dedmon Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/25/2021 Nemanja Bjelica Traded for Chris Silva
3/25/2021 Victor Oladipo Traded for Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk
3/17/2021 Trevor Ariza Traded for Meyers Leonard, 2027 2nd round pick
3/11/2021 Meyers Leonard Team Suspension One week for inappropriate comments
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/9/2021 Victor Oladipo Right knee
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