Boston Celtics (14-28) at Miami Heat (29-11)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #43, Road Game #22
TV: CSNNE, SunSpM, NBA-TV
Radio: WBZ, WAXY
American Airlines Arena
Referees: David Jones, Tony Brown, Lauren Holtcamp
Game Thread l Chat
The Celtics visit Miami for the second of 3 games this season. The first game between these two teams ended with a Jeff Green corner 3 giving the Celtics a 111-110 victory over the Heat. The Heat surely remember that and will be looking to get some revenge in this game.
The Heat are playing in the second of back to back games, having lost in Atlanta on Monday night. Coming off a loss will give the Heat more incentive to get a win as well. The Celtics can hope that the Heat will be tired from playing back to back, otherwise, this can get very ugly.
The Heat trail Indiana for the top spot in the East by 4 games. It wasn't long ago that the Celtics were 4th in the East but now they find themselves 4th from the bottom, just half a game ahead of the Sixers, who are the 3rd worst team in the East. The Celtics are 1-9 in their last 10 games while the Heat are 5-5 in their last 10. The Celtics have lost their last 2 games while the Heat are hoping to avoid their second straight loss.
Dwyane Wade missed the game in Atlanta with soreness in his knee. He hopes to play in this game but is listed as day to day. If Wade can't play, expect Ray Allen to get the start in his place. Jerryd Bayless injured his toe in the Celtics loss to the Magic and is out for this game and could miss 7-10 days.
The Celtics may use Chris Johnson and Joel Anthony on the floor for the first time in this game. They both certainly could be helpful.
Hunger and Revenge