Miami Heat Cruise Past the Boston Celtics, 115-99 - ESPN 98.1 FM

Tanya Simon
January 13, 2019

Boston led by up to six points in a first period that featured five lead changes, but Miami rallied to go up 28-24 by the end of the quarter.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

The Miami Heat had their 400th consecutive home sell out, and Heat fans roared with excitement as their team defeated the Boston Celtics 115-99 last night. Afterward, Rozier let is be known that he considered Wade to be his idol and revealed that he let Wade know that it was "mandatory" that his game-worn jersey go to Rozier.

At this point, Wade's opponents are putting in requests for his game-worn jersey, and interestingly enough, it's gotten to the point to where he's had to make some tough decisions as to who to do the exchange with.

The Boston Celtics have hit the midway point of the season and are now 25-16, good for fifth in the Eastern Conference.

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Marcus Smart scored 18, and Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each had 17 for the Celtics.

So he stopped them at the brink of collapse. He isn't the first player to request Wade's jersey this season, either. Through 41 games this season, the Cs are sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 25-16 record. Johnson had seven points, three assists and two rebounds in 12 minutes.

"Let's fast forward to about November, late November", Wade said to reporters in Miami on Friday.

"I've been on this train with him for a long time, " Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, per NBA.com.

Derrick Jones Jr. scored 14 points, and Justise Winslow finished with 13 points and a career-best 11 assists for the Heat.

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