Isaiah Thomas got team-high 23 points to go along with four dimes as the Celtics beat the Heat in Miami. Isaiah didn't end the game on the court because of the ejection after an elbow to the Justise Winslow's head but Boston managed to execute late in the game and won for the 2nd time in a row. Thomas spent only 28 minutes on the floor, scoring on very efficiently volume (9/15 shooting, 3/5 from deep).
Avery Bradley scored 20 points for the Celtics, showing great mid-range game and hitting two 3-pointers. He had second best plus-minus in the team (tied with Terry Rozier for +10, only Thomas was better with +12) and provided nice offensive spark for the team, helping his team build up 24-point lead in the first half.
Al Horford had 17 points, seven rebounds and eight dimes, once again thriving as a playmaker. His hand-offs with Bradley are becoming a lethal weapon for Celtics offense. Horford also step up his game after Isaiah's ejection, scoring some big buckets in the crunchtime. 13 of his 17 points came off in the fourth quarter!
Jae Crowder finished the game with 15 points, hitting three 3-pointers and getting five steals! Celtics as a team had 13 steals on the night and showed some nice agressive defense and good transition game, scoring 24 points off Miami's 23 turnovers.
Speaking of defense, here are some best defensive highlights from Miami. For the first time this season, I got to make two defensive highlights in a row so let's just hope the Celtics can bulid off of that and play constantly good D throughout the whole games.
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Tomasz Kordylewski 12/19/2016 01:45:00 PM Tweet Edit