Miami Heat Index: Young Duo Leads Heat To Win Over Celtics

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Hot: Bird, Bosh, Spo

B. <strong><i>Stats: 18 Min, 2-2 FG, 1-1 3FG, 0-0 FT, 5 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 1 BLK, 0 TO, 5 PTS</i></strong><br /> Chris Andersen held down the paint for the 18 minutes Whiteside wasn’t playing, including eight key minutes in the first half in which Miami didn’t relinquish its lead. He even hit a 3-pointer from the corner for the second time this season.. C. Miami Heat. CHRIS ANDERSEN

B. <strong><i>Stats: 35 Min, 6-19 FG, 1-4 3FG, 5-7 FT, 7 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 1 BLK, 4 TO, 18 PTS</i></strong><br /> Chris Bosh put forth the effort tonight, chasing guys from behind for blocks, setting screens and grabbing rebounds. His shot wasn’t falling as much as it usually does, but he was the leader by example on the court.. C. Miami Heat. CHRIS BOSH

B. <br /> After admitting he sat Whiteside too long against the Mavericks, Erik Spoelstra allocated 30 minutes to Whiteside and 15 to Andersen. This is a much better team with Whiteside in the game, and he’s becoming one of the most important players on this Heat team. With this team desperate to find contributors, Spo also gave Johnson, Napier and Ennis quite a bit of freedom to experiment and be aggressive.. HC. Miami Heat. ERIK SPOELSTRA

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