Miami enjoyed one of their more impressive recent victories on Jan. 10 when they beat Boston 115-99 at home in their first matchup of the season, but have been inconsistent on this road trip while the Celtics are on a three game winning streak. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 19 points in a balanced team effort to dispatch the Celtics earlier this month, and they’ll need everyone to contribute once again to finish 2-2 before heading home.
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index shows the Celtics with a 78.6% chance of winning tonight’s rematch, but the Heat have proven before that they can rise up to the challenge against more talented teams — especially one that has shown just as much inconsistency as they have this season.
Miami: Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside
Boston: Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Marcus Morris, Jason Tatum, Al Horford
Tip-Off: 6:00 PM
TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson)
Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis)
Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda)