BOSTON (AP) Jimmy Butler had 26 points and 11 assists to help the Miami Heat hold off the Boston Celtics 130-124 Sunday as the teams fight for position in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race. Duncan Robinson added 22 points and Bam Adebayo finished with 20 for Miami, which increased its lead over Boston to two games for sixth place in the standings. The Heat (37-31) now have the same record as fifth-place Atlanta, but the Hawks own the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with a buzzer beater vs the Boston Celtics, 05/09/2021
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with a dunk vs the Minnesota Timberwolves, 05/07/2021
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with a dunk vs the Dallas Mavericks, 05/04/2021
The Mavericks defeated the Heat, 127-113. Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded 36 points for the Mavericks, including a career-high and franchise record tying 10 3pt FGM, while Luka Doncic added 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the victory. Bam Adebayo tallied 11 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists for the Heat in the losing effort. The Mavericks improve to 37-28 on the season, while the Heat fall to 35-31.