Boston beats LeBron-less Heat 101-96, snap five-game losing skid

Boston (23-46) took the season series 2-1 from the defending champion Miami Heat, winning 101-96 Wednesday and snapping their five-game losing streak.

The Heat were without LeBron James who was suffering from back spasms, but even without the best player on the planet, not many would have stuck this one in the win column coming in.

Boston was handled pretty easily in the paint from Miami (50-20), but made up for it with the three-point shot, including a career-high six from Avery Bradley. As a whole, the team made 13 threes, compared to Miami's four.

For the Celtics, Rajon Rondo finished a point shy of a triple double with nine points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, Bradley had 23 points and Brandon Bass had 18 points.

For Miami, Dwyane Wade had 17 points, Chris Bosh had six points and 11 rebounds and Chris "Birdman" Anderson had 16 points and eight rebounds.

Boston looks to keep the winning going in Brooklyn Friday.

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