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vs. Uta
L 87-105
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vs. Was
L 103-105
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vs. Bos
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vs. Phi
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vs. Cle
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Celtics-Heat Preview

(AP) -- Facing the worst team in the Western Conference, the Boston Celtics fared well in their first game since trading star Rajon Rondo.

With perhaps their new additions available against a somewhat tougher opponent Sunday night, the Celtics look for a season-high fourth straight victory while trying to extend the Miami Heat's worst home skid in seven seasons.

A day after sending the four-time All-Star to Dallas for Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, two draft picks and a $12.9 million trade exception, Boston (10-14) continued its surge with a 114-98 win over Minnesota on Friday. Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points to lead six players in double figures for the Celtics, who have won six of nine and no longer must deal with the distraction of Rondo's status.

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Leaders
Points: Dwyane Wade22.8
Rebounds: Chris Bosh8.2
Assists: Dwyane Wade5.5
FG%: Dwyane Wade51.7%
Steals: Mario Chalmers1.78
Blocks: Chris Bosh0.83
Defense (Rank)
Points: 98.6 (12)
Rebounds: 40.4 (4)
Assists: 21.3 (13)
FG%: 47.6% (28)
FT%: 73.9% (6)
3P%: 37.3% (24)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 94.3 (25)
Rebounds: 35.6 (30)
Assists: 19.9 (25)
FG%: 46.1% (10)
FT%: 73.2% (24)
3P%: 36.3% (13)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Washington 19 6 .760 --
Atlanta 19 7 .731 0.5
Miami 12 15 .444 8.0
Orlando 10 19 .345 11.0
Charlotte 8 19 .296 12.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/24/2014 Hassan Whiteside Signed as Free Agent
11/24/2014 Shannon Brown Waived
10/25/2014 Khem Birch Waived
10/23/2014 Tyler Johnson Waived
10/23/2014 Larry Drew II Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/15/2014 Dwyane Wade Illness
12/14/2014 Chris Bosh Calf strain
12/14/2014 Josh McRoberts Torn ligament, right knee
12/5/2014 Luol Deng Bruised right hand
12/3/2014 Norris Cole Cold
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