A Boston was able to climb back to take their first lead after an early deficit midway through the second quarter, and after that, it was all Boston heading into the locker room; the C’s went into halftime up 51-33.
The Heat had a surge late in the third, trimming Boston’s lead to 66-56 with 2:07 to play. Boston would then respond and go on a 19-3 run ending the quarter as the Celtics lead blossomed to 75-57.
After many stops in the fourth, midway through the quarter Boston opened up the game, going on a 22-3 run extending their lead 90-66 with 5:35 remaining in the fourth. The Celtics then emptied out their bench and cruised to the victory.
Jaylen Brown left the game due to hamstring tightness.
Romeo Langford played a solid 27 minutes off the bench, posting 12 points. Aaron Nesmith also had a solid outing off the bench, who had 13 points through 18 minutes, along with Dennis Schroder who had six assists and 14 through 30.
The Celtics travel to Dallas, taking on the Mavericks at 8:30 p.m. EST on Saturday night.
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