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Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Nunn leads Heat past Raptors 111-102

Kendrick Nunn scored 28 points and the injury-plagued Miami Heat pulled away in the second half for a 111-102 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat: Best photos from Florida

Detroit Pistons travel to face the Miami Heat, who are shorthanded due to COVID-19 protocols and injuries.        

The Sixer Sense

GRADES: Philadelphia 76ers 125, Miami Heat 108

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled out a second straight victory over the injury-riddled Miami Heat. The Philadelphia 76ers, with several players returning from protocols, swept the home series against the still shorthanded Miami Heat. The game was Philadelphia’s from nearly beginning to end as they returned Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, and Tobias Harris. Miami was missing […] GRADES: Philadelphia 76ers 125, Miami Heat 108 - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Liberty Ballers

Shorthanded Sixers expected to get a couple reinforcements for tonight’s game in Atlanta

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports After a joyous start to the 2020-21 season, the Philadelphia 76ers have hit a rough patch with half the roster sidelined by injuries and COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The team played with only seven available players in Saturday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, and Joel Embiid took to social media to express his displeasure with the league postponing yesterday’s Celtics-Heat game after having not done so for Philadelphia. THEY HATE THE PROCESS— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 10, 2021 Embiid, who said he will...

Liberty Ballers

League fines Sixers over Ben Simmons injury reporting, clearly has priorities straight

Photo by Sarah Stier/ After going ahead and forcing the Sixers to play with seven available players on Saturday, the league has postponed yesterday’s Celtics-Heat game, tonight’s Mavericks-Pelicans game, and tomorrow’s Celtics-Bulls game. The NBA has issued an apology to Philadelphia for putting their players and those of the Nuggets at an unnecessary health risk, while also placing the Sixers at an unfair competitive disadvantage...(someone yells offscreen)...wait, they didn’t? They did what? The NBA has fined the Sixers $25,000 for violating the league’s...

NESN.com

Celtics Released Absurd Injury Report Ahead Of (Now Postponed) Game Vs. Heat

UPDATE (4:50 p.m. ET): The Boston Celtics game against the Miami Heat previously scheduled for Sunday night has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests. The following was part of the original story:To say the Celtics will be shorthanded for their game Sunday would be an understatement. Roughly five hours before the scheduled tip off […] The post Celtics Released Absurd Injury Report Ahead Of (Now Postponed) Game Vs. Heat appeared first on NESN.com.

NESN.com

Celtics Depth Chart Vs. Heat, Through Next Stretch Is Laughable

The Boston Celtics released their injury report ahead of Sunday’s game, and they’re likely to be pretty thin against the Miami Heat. As COVID-19 reportedly is ripping through the locker room, nine players were listed as either questionable, doubtful or out for the matchup. And if all of those players end up ruled out, the […] The post Celtics Depth Chart Vs. Heat, Through Next Stretch Is Laughable appeared first on NESN.com.

ClutchPoints

Celtics follow Sixers’ trend with minimum 8 players available vs. Heat

The Boston Celtics are expected to field eight players for their matchup with the Miami Heat on Sunday—the league minimum for an active roster. Marc Stein of the New York Times shared the Celtics official injury report, via Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix. As Stein pointed out, all but eight players are listed on the report. […] The post Celtics follow Sixers’ trend with minimum 8 players available vs. Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

CelticsBlog

Jaylen Brown, Semi Ojeleye and Javonte Green all ruled out against MIA; Cs to have 8 active players

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Boston is playing with the bare minimum tonight. The list of players available tonight against the Miami Heat and for the foreseeable future is officially shorter than the injury report. Ravaged by COVID-19, the Celtics need all 8 available players to suit up for tonight’s game against Miami in order for the game to not be postponed. This is . . . not ideal. #NEBHInjuryReport update (1/3):Jaylen Brown (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUTJavonte Green (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUTRomeo Langford (Right Wrist Surgery) - OUT— Boston Celtics...

NESN.com

Celtics Injuries: Jaylen Brown Questionable, Five Players Out Vs. Heat

The Boston Celtics are going to be especially shorthanded for their next stretch of games. And it all starts Sunday against the Miami Heat. Jayson Tatum is listed as doubtful following his reported positive COVID-19 result. The 22-year-old star’s status is rumored to be contingent on a confirmation test, and he’s reportedly asymptomatic. Meanwhile, Jaylen […] The post Celtics Injuries: Jaylen Brown Questionable, Five Players Out Vs. Heat appeared first on NESN.com.

ClutchPoints

Celtics could have numerous absences for Friday’s matchup vs. Wizards

The Boston Celtics are coming off an impressive win against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, but that same Luck of the Irish advantage could be absent on Friday as they come back to TD Garden to face the Washington Wizards. Per the team’s injury report, the Celtics will possibly have quite a few players missing […] The post Celtics could have numerous absences for Friday’s matchup vs. Wizards appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NESN.com

Celtics Injury Report: Marcus Smart Active, Jeff Teague Out Vs. Heat

It looks like Marcus Smart will get to participate as the Boston Celtics try to get some revenge against the team that ruined their shot at an NBA Finals berth. The guard was listed as questionable ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat as he was dealing with a right thumb sprain suffered against […] The post Celtics Injury Report: Marcus Smart Active, Jeff Teague Out Vs. Heat appeared first on NESN.com.

CelticsBlog

Marcus Smart (thumb) available against Miami; Jeff Teague (ankle) still out

Photo by Scott Audette/NBAE via Boston will get some guard depth back in a rematch of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals Marcus Smart sustained a right thumb sprain injury against the Detroit Pistons when the Boston Celtics won on Sunday night, forcing him to miss Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Tremont Waters started in his place, and the team was still able to get the job done without him. The Raptors are off to a slow start this year, and so is tonight’s opponent – the Miami Heat. Thankfully, Boston will have the heart of the team back on the...

NESN.com

Celtics Injuries: Marcus Smart, Jeff Teague Questionable For Game Vs. Heat

Will the Celtics regain one of their top point guards for Wednesday’s game against the Heat? Boston on Tuesday listed Marcus Smart (right thumb sprain) and Jeff Teague (left ankle sprain) as questionable to play against Miami. The pair of point guards missed Monday’s victory over the Toronto Raptors, leaving Payton Pritchard and Tremont Waters […] The post Celtics Injuries: Marcus Smart, Jeff Teague Questionable For Game Vs. Heat appeared first on NESN.com.

CelticsBlog

Marcus Smart, Jeff Teague questionable vs. the Heat

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics could have a couple more guard available. The Boston Celtics lack of guard depth may last only a game. After both Marcus Smart and Jeff Teague, not to mention Kemba Walker who has yet to play this season due to a nagging knee injury, sat out Monday’s 126-114 win over the Toronto Raptors, both guards could be back in the lineup Wednesday versus the Miami Heat as the Celtics listed Smart and Teague as questionable to play. #NEBHInjuryReport vs. Miami:Javonte Green (Health and Saftey protocol) - OUTRomeo Langford (right wrist...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Proposed Blockbuster Would Send Kemba Walker To Heat For Four Players And Draft Pick

Since the 2020 offseason, rumors have been swirling around All-Star point guard Kemba Walker and his future with the Boston Celtics. Though he remains an official member of the Celtics’ roster, there’s still a huge possibility that he is moved before the 2021 trade deadline. Walker is yet to fully recover from his injury, but several title contenders that are eyeing to improve their backcourt and need more star power on their roster are expected to express a strong interest in adding him to their team if he becomes available on the trading block.Click here to continue and read more...

Brew Hoop

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat: Bucks Aim for South Beach Sweep

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports What kind of encore will we get tonight? The Milwaukee Bucks drained an NBA-record 29 three-pointers in Tuesday’s 144-97 victory over the Miami Heat in South Beach. The Heat were without Jimmy Butler, who is resting an apparent ankle injury and his status for tonight’s game has yet to be determined. Where We’re At Well, after Milwaukee’s Sunday night loss to the Knicks, Tuesday’s victory over the Heat was quite the turnaround. Doesn’t it feel good to be on the right side of a three-point shooting performance? Jrue Holiday is...

ClutchPoints

Jimmy Butler’s status for playoff rematch vs. Bucks after suffering ankle injury on Christmas

The Miami Heat will get a chance to repeat their playoff greatness against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. While it was a hearty gentleman’s sweep in favor of the Heat during the 2020 Eastern Conference Semifinals, that same result could become trickier this go around if five-time All-Star Jimmy Butler isn’t available. After injuring his […] The post Jimmy Butler’s status for playoff rematch vs. Bucks after suffering ankle injury on Christmas appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Preview, injury report, and how to watch details

In a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Quarterfinals, the Portland Trail Blazers open road play against the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers. Here’s what you should know about Monday’s game. Here’s an early-season take that may as well be hot enough to heat up the room: three games into 2020-21, the Portland Trail Blazers are […] Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Preview, injury report, and how to watch details - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Orlando Magic Daily

Orlando Magic Playbook: A first look at the Orlando Magic’s offense

The Orlando Magic showcased the offensive system Steve Clifford has chosen to implement this season in their four preseason games. The Orlando Magic’s 2021 season officially begins on Wednesday when they face the Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat in their season opener. With a shortened training camp, multiple injuries limiting the rotation, and newcomers joining […] Orlando Magic Playbook: A first look at the Orlando Magic’s offense - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More