Heat hold off Celtics 115-99

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MI­AMI — Dwyane Wade scored 19 points, Josh Richard­son added 18 and the Mi­ami Heat con­nected on a sea­son-high 18 three­p­oint­ers on the way to beat­ing the Bos­ton Celtics 115-99.

Der­rick Jones Jr. scored 14 points, and Jus­tise Winslow fin­ished with 13 points and a ca­reer-best 11 as­sists for the Heat. Mi­ami had 33 as­sists on 45 field goals.

Kyrie Irv­ing led all scor­ers with 22 for the Celtics, who scored a sea­son-high 135 points one night ear­lier in a win over In­di­ana — and were held un­der 100 for only the fourth time all sea­son, the first time since Nov. 17 (Nov. 18, PHL time).

Mar­cus Smart scored 18, and Jayson Ta­tum and Mar­cus Mor­ris each had 17 for the Celtics. Wade had 12 of his 19 in the sec­ond half for Mi­ami, which snapped a twogame slide.

The Celtics trailed for a grand to­tal of 4:04 in their first four games of 2019.

They trailed for 4:14 in the first quar­ter alone on Thurs­day (Fri­day, PHL time), and that set the tone.

Tyler John­son got a pair of triples to fall in a 67-sec­ond span early in the fourth, and just like that Mi­ami was back up 95-76.

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