The Heat made the best of the Boston Celtics' absence of Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Al Horford on Tuesday at Miami-Dade Arena by winning 98-95 and climbing a season-high five games above.500.
Bam Adebayo finished with 30 points, 15 rebounds, and the jump shot that gave Miami the lead for good with 20.4 seconds left. For the Heat, Victor Oladipo contributed 12 points, Max Strus got 13 points, and Haywood Highsmith scored 15 points and 10 rebounds. For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum responded with 31 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists.
The Celtics are now concluding their two-game trip to Florida in the same manner they started it: decimated by injuries.