NBA Basketball

Boston Celtics (27-26)


Sun. 5/2 Wed. 5/5 Fri. 5/7 Sun. 5/9 Tue. 5/11
vs. Por 
L 119-129
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@ Orl 
W 132-96
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@ Chi 
L 99-121
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vs. Mia 
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST11:00 AM CST12:00 PM EST21:00 UAE18:0013:00 ET11:00 AM CT16:00
vs. Mia 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST5:30 PM CST6:30 PM EST3:30 UAE (+1)00:3019:30 ET5:30 PM CT22:30

Heat, Celtics meet looking to avoid play-in fate

A two-part rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals may help determine whether the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics will avoid a win-or-go-home tournament to even make the playoffs.

Boston plays host to Miami on Sunday afternoon in the first of two straight home games against the Heat. The Celtics (35-32) trail the Heat (36-31) by one game for the sixth and final playoff spot that guarantees avoiding the play-in round.

The Celtics haven't done themselves any favors by losing six of their last 10 after a season-high six-game winning streak.

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Leaders
Points: Jayson Tatum26.3
Rebounds: Tristan Thompson8.2
Assists: Marcus Smart5.7
FG%: Jaylen Brown48.4%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.50
Blocks: Robert Williams1.78
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.0 (11)
Rebounds: 42.3 (6)
Assists: 24.1 (8)
FG%: 46.3% (11)
FT%: 78.4% (22)
3P%: 37.4% (21)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.7 (16)
Rebounds: 44.5 (13)
Assists: 23.4 (23)
FG%: 46.7% (15)
FT%: 77.8% (14)
3P%: 37.5% (9)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
x-Philadelphia 46 21 .687 --
x-Brooklyn 43 24 .642 3.0
New York 37 30 .552 9.0
Boston 35 32 .522 11.0
Toronto 27 40 .403 19.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17/2021 Moritz Wagner Waived
4/16/2021 Jabari Parker Signed as Free Agent
3/26/2021 Evan Fournier Traded for Jeff Teague
3/25/2021 Moritz Wagner Traded part of four-player deal
3/25/2021 Luke Kornet Traded part of three-team deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/4/2021 Jaylen Brown Sprained right ankle
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