MIAMI -- Isaiah Thomas drew blood from Justise Winslow. Other than that, most of Miamis biggest problems were self-inflicted.And the Boston Celtics reaped the benefits.Thomas scored 23 points before getting ejected, Avery Bradley added 20 and the Celtics led by 22 points in the first half before hanging on to beat the Heat 105-95 on Sunday night.I thought we answered their runs well, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. You knew they were going to come. ... Thats a hard-playing team.Al Horford had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help the Celtics beat Miami for the fifth consecutive time.Were playing well, Horford said. It shows we can close out games on the road.Miami turned the ball over 23 times, leading to 24 Boston points. And the Heat went 6 for 14 from the foul line in the fourth quarter, 14 for 25 in the game to further cement themselves as the NBAs worst free-throw-shooting team this season.Every time we had an opportunity, we coughed it up right as the momentum would shift, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Thats one of our most inefficient games of the year.Goran Dragic led all scorers with 31 points for Miami. Hassan Whiteside finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds, all but one of those rebounds coming in the second half.Thomas was ejected with 3:02 left for elbowing Winslow in the face, bloodying the Heat forward and being assessed with a flagrant-2 after a review.Winslow needed sutures postgame, but said he didnt think Thomas had intent. Neither did Stevens.(Referee) Tony Brothers didnt think it was a flagrant-2 but he has to go with what they say, Thomas said. Im happy we won but Im disappointed that they kicked me out. Theres no reason for that.Winslow missed both resulting free throws -- part of that season-long Miami problem -- but the Heat seemed sparked nonetheless.In just over a minute after Thomas ejection, the Heat had what was a 12-point deficit down to 97-93. Dragic connected on a 3-pointer from the right corner with 2:04 remaining and Tyler Johnson added a free throw not long afterward.But the Heat got no closer.Weve got to figure out a way to get that second-half intensity in the first half, Winslow said.TIP-INSCeltics: Bostons 22-point lead was the biggest deficit the Heat have faced at home this season. Utah led Miami by 21. The Celtics also led by 19 at Miami earlier this season. ... Former Heat guard Gerald Green (sore left hip) was sidelined. ... The Celtics turned Miamis first five turnovers into 12 points.Heat: Dragic was 5 for 6 on 3s. ... Wayne Ellington (hamstring) was out. His absence made Josh Richardson a starter, giving Miami its ninth lineup. ... Dion Waiters (groin) missed his 12th consecutive game. ... Whitesides third block gave him 457 with Miami, passing Joel Anthony for No. 4 in team history.ROAD WARRIORSLater this week, Boston will wrap up a stretch where 18 of its first 29 games came on the road. No team in the NBA has played fewer home games than the Celtics so far; Sacramento has also played 11, and San Antonio played its 12th on Sunday. Its part of it. Youve got to play 41 road games. Were playing a lot of ours early, Stevens said.NOT FREEThe Heat are on pace for the worst free-throw shooting season in franchise history. Sundays 14 for 25 effort dropped Miamis season percentage to .662. The 2004-05 Heat shot .672 for the franchise low mark.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Memphis on Tuesday, as a three-game trip continues.Heat: Host Orlando on Tuesday, the next-to-last game in a six-game homestand. Wholesale Eagles Jerseys . 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The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Josh Sweat Jersey . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. North Melbourne great Brent Harvey might not be angry at his AFL club, but plenty of supporters remain livid at the Kangaroos shock cull.Harvey admitted he was a bit flat and sad after being informed this week he would not be offered a contract for next season, along with teammates Drew Petrie, Nick Dal Santo and Michael Firrito.The AFLs games record holder released a heartfelt message on his Facebook page on Thursday as backlash over his axing continued to grow.Angry supporters are planning a protest at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night when the Roos take on Greater Western Sydney in what could be the last game the quartet play in Melbourne.An online petition calling for the club to reverse its decision and offer Harvey a one-year deal has also been set up, with more than 3300 signatures gathered by Thursday evening.North and coach Brad Scott were roundly criticised over the timing and manner of Wednesdays announcement.The eighth-placed Roos still have a finals series to contest and premiership player David King has deemed the announcement - in a media release via Twitter - befitting of a rookies delisting, not someone of Harveys standing.Harvey, however, did his best to diffuse tensions.He admits he would have broken down had he fronted the media to speak about the end of his career with the Kangaroos and added his demand to know his fate had played a part in the timming.ddddddddddddRight now, I feel a bit flat and sad because I wont be playing at North Melbourne next year, Harvey wrote.But that was always going to be the case no matter when my career at Arden Street ended.I know there are a lot of angry and disappointed fans out there and I love you all for your passion and care for me in this situation.But I need you all to know that Im ok with whats happened.Its okay to feel upset, Brad and those in charge had a tough decision to make. Im not angry at them about it at all, and have been in footy long enough to understand how it all works and that no individual is ever, bigger than the club.More than anything, I appreciate Brads honesty because I put him in a difficult situation when I asked to know where I stood. He did the right thing and told us all the truth.All four players were offered the opportunity to address the media on Wednesday but declined. Harvey said this wasnt because he was too angry and that he would speak publicly when the time was right.It is considered unlikely Harvey will seek to play on at another club, but he has said he will contemplate his future after the Roos season is over.Firrito also took to social media to thank the club for its support over the course of his career. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Online China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Hoodies Wholesale NFL T-shirts Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
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