Miami is resting starters Jimmy Butler and P.J. Tucker in the middle of a stretch of four games in five nights.
The Celtics won the first meeting between the two teams this season 95-78 on Nov. 4 with Jaylen Brown scoring 17 points as one of six Boston players scoring in double-figures. The 78 points scored by Miami were a season low and according to the AP it was their “worst scoring night since managing only 74 at Oklahoma City on Jan. 17, 2016”. Jimmy Butler scored 20 points to lead Miami, with Duncan Robinson contributing 16 points and Bam Adebayo with 13.
With Omer Yurtseven recently placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Heat have announced today that they have re-signed forward Chris Silva to another 10-day emergency contract.
ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 36% chance to win the game.
HEAT VS CELTICS: MONDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 7:30 PM
- Victor Oladipo: out (knee; surgery rehab)
- Kyle Lowry: out (personal reasons)
- KZ Okpala: out (wrist)
- Markieff Morris: out (conditoning)
- Omer Yurtseven: out (health and safety protocols)
- Jimmy Butler: out (toe)
- PJ Tucker: out (knee)
- PJ Dozier: out (ACL)
- Bol Bol: out (foot)
- Romeo Langford: questionable (left heel soreness)
|Tyrese Maxey||PG||Gabe Vincent|
|James Harden||SG||Max Strus|
|Danny Green||SF||Jimmy Butler|
|Tobias Harris||PF||PJ Tucker|
|Joel Embiid||C||Bam Adebayo|
TV: Bally Sports Sun, NBA TV, NBA League Pass
RADIO: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson, Ruth Riley Hunter)
SPANISH RADIO: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)
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