Jimmy Butler had 26 points and 11 assists.
The Heat defeated the Celtics, 130-124. Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 26 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, while Duncan Robinson added 22 points (6-10 3pt FG) in the victory. Jayson Tatum (29 points, five rebounds, six assists) and Evan Fournier (30 points, 7-11 3pt FG) combined for 59 points for the Celtics in the losing effort. The Heat improve to 37-31 on the season, while the Celtics fall to 35-33.
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.
Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat) with an alley oop vs the Boston Celtics, 05/09/2021
The Heat defeated the Timberwolves, 121-112. Jimmy Butler recorded 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Heat, while Tyler Herro added 27 points (10-13 FG, 6-8 3pt FG) in the victory. Anthony Edwards tallied 25 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Timberwolves in the losing effort. The Heat improve to 36-31 on the season, while the Timberwolves fall to 20-47.