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.
Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat) with a deep 3 vs the Boston Celtics, 05/09/2021
Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat) with a deep 3 vs the Dallas Mavericks, 05/04/2021
MIAMI (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. spent many nights as a kid shooting on the Miami Heat court, a perk that came with his father being a star guard for the team. Hardaway Jr. made 10 3-pointers and scored 36 points, Luka Doncic added 23 points and the Dallas Mavericks moved up to the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference by topping the short-handed Miami Heat 127-113 on Tuesday night. Duncan Robinson and Goran Dragic each scored 19 for Miami, which remained No. 6 in the Eastern Conference.