Game stream: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat

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The Boston Celtics (3-5) play against the Miami Heat (1-1) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Thursday November 4, 2021

Boston Celtics 21, Miami Heat 28 (Q2 10:32)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Aaron Nesmith has five points in his first three minutes. He’s 2-of-3 FG. – 8:09 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
12 minutes of #MiamiMashup in the books pic.twitter.com/Z5zAUpw7Ap8:08 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Rick Ross advertising his upcoming album during the break between the first and second quarters. #Miami pic.twitter.com/yXGaJOVh078:08 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Celtics down 6… if they’d cleared a couple of defensive rebounds, they might have been tied. Good effort overall, nice defense. Seems weird to say a quarter where they scored 18 was a decent quarter, but they just left some good looks short. – 8:07 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
End of 1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/b6DOwLnWf78:07 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Heat present Rick Ross with their new Nike jersey after 1Q, #75 with Big Bank on the back and he announces his new record release date — 12/10. – 8:07 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Heat lead #Celtics 24-18 in a defensive struggle. Brown 6, Tatum, 0; Robinson 9, Butler 6. – 8:05 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Celtics with their lowest-scoring first quarter of the season. Miami has been very solid defensively early on. – 8:05 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Not a big fan of these lineups for Boston without both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Celtics are pretty starved for offense with these all bench groups. – 8:05 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Heat 24, Celtics 18. Both teams shooting 8 of 24. – 8:05 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 24, Celtics 18 at end of one. Robinson with 9 points for Heat on three 3-pointers. – 8:04 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Always a good sign for the Celtics to see Aaron Nesmith working off the dribble with confidence. – 8:04 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Some old bad blood between Markieff Morris and Al Horford. Horford fouled Morris on a jumper and Morris refused Horford’s offer to help him up. The two clashed several years ago in the #Wizards#Celtics series – 8:03 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Nice reentry by Aaron Nesmith so far – 8:03 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dedmon’s first rebound was the 2,500th of his career. – 8:02 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler is such a mismatch killer
And funny enough, Kyle Lowry is so outstanding at finding the guy with the mismatch and getting it to him – 8:02 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Aaron Nesmith gets his chance with Richardson out. Let’s see what he does with it – 8:02 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
🚨 First quarter Aaron Nesmith minutes 🚨 – 8:01 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin again about to enter in place of the injured Max Strus. – 8:01 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Aaron Nesmith set to check in #Celtics #Heat8:00 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The greatest pickleball player in the basketball world is in the Heat’s house tonight. – 7:59 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
JB with the tough finish 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/ln6q9w8gQz7:59 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Damon Stoudamire having a spirited chat with Jayson Tatum on the bench. Tatum already has three rebounds and as assist but seems bothered by PJ Tucker’s physicality. #Celtics #Heat7:58 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
This is a good back and forth. C’s are hanging in there and working hard for their offensive opportunities. The big question now is whether they can keep this collective effort up the whole game, especially if Miami strings a few shots together – 7:57 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
That Bam screen 💀 pic.twitter.com/R5TJVsFfIQ7:57 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
As I said earlier, PJ on Tatum and Jimmy on Brown is the way
Sending Kyle on these doubles in a Jimmy manner – 7:57 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyle Lowry holding his wrist after that play but has not gone to the locker room. – 7:56 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
can we all agree that this Heat defense should be called Miami Vise. – 7:56 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Marcus Smart just missed a 3-pointer as badly as an NBA player can miss one, then immediately sneezed twice, which makes me think that may have had something to do with it. – 7:55 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Huge 3-point answers by Grant Williams and Jaylen Brown to keep Miami from really extending their run. – 7:55 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dedmon and Herro time approaching. At scorers’ table. – 7:55 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @SethPartnow and I talk about the season so far- offensive struggles plus the Heat, Knicks, Bulls, Raptors and many other teams basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264627…7:55 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Lol y’all were worried about Duncan Robinson making threes – 7:54 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Duncan Robinson already 3 of 4 from deep. – 7:54 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Robinson with his third 3 in six minutes. #Celtics #Heat7:54 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Duncan Robinson 3 of 4 on threes with 5:42 left in opening period. – 7:53 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Duncan Robinson is back. 3 for 4 from distance. – 7:53 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Seems to be the norm that Boston opens games in up to touch drop coverage just below the screen level on big man ball screens when Williams and Horford start together. Even staying in drop on Duncan Robinson, with Williams playing as high as he can while Smart chases over screen. – 7:52 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Off to another solid start 5 minutes into the game, leading Boston 9-4 – 7:52 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
Thirteen total points in the first 5:18 here in Miami. I’m going with the perspective that a lot of good defense is being played. 👍 – 7:52 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Miami up 9 to 4 while shooting 1 for 6 from three
This defense has been incredible
The rotations always seem perfect – 7:51 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat with three offensive rebounds in the first 5:18 and leads Celtics 9-4. Boston timeout. – 7:50 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
PJ Tucker giving the #Heat multiple possessions and the #Celtics defense eventually breaks down. – 7:50 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Annnnd Al Horford finally gets Boston’s first bucket at the 8:35 mark. 4 minutes gone and it’s 5-3 Miami. Both teams are locked in defensively – 7:48 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics really going at Duncan Robinson defensively but haven’t been able to take advantage. #Heat7:48 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry’s first steal moved him past Alvan Adams, into 73rd place on the NBA all-time list. – 7:48 PM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
The Miami Heat uniforms looking like a ransom note pic.twitter.com/pijzDatogl7:47 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Duncan Robinson’s 3-pointer was the 550th of his career. – 7:47 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With Duncan Robinson’s first 3-pointer, he made it 55 consecutive games with a 3-pointer, two off the franchise record he set in 2019-20. He is the lone player in franchise history to do it in 50 or more consecutive games. – 7:46 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The bad news: Heat has missed its first six shots.
The good news: Score is still tied 0-0. – 7:45 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Will anyone ever score in Celtics-Heat? – 7:45 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat are 0 for 6 in the new uniforms. Unsure if plans to burn them with fire will happen after the first quarter or at halftime. – 7:44 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Heat once had Tony Gonzalez with them in a summer league. Based on Kyle Lowry’s passing, he would fit in again. – 7:43 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Al Horford got back to stop that Jimmy Butler leak out. But he also fouled Butler. – 7:43 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat switch-a-matic defense on full display on Boston’s first possession. – 7:43 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Every time I watch the Celtics, the just-before-tipoff thought is the same: Which one is Time Lord? – 7:41 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
KZ Okpala (ankle) is out tonight for the Heat. Also out: Strus, Garrett, Oladipo. – 7:34 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#MiamiMashup. See it right now.
📺 Bally Sports Sun and NBATV pic.twitter.com/dlLbZqZRQ07:30 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
KZ Okpala is out for the Heat tonight. Heat again has 12 players available, with Max Strus, Victor Oladipo and Marcus Garrett also out. – 7:27 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
Run it 🔙 pic.twitter.com/kR24G7xafh7:16 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Ömer has this Miami thing figured out. Tyler already knows what’s up 💧 pic.twitter.com/z8us5ZYK3i7:13 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Why the heck are the Dolphins using No. 6 overall pick Jaylen Waddle like (as @WillManso said) Davone Bess? The some encouraging/some disturbing metrics on the situation, with thoughts from the involved parties: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…7:12 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Facing Ime Udoka tonight means that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has matched wits with 100 different coaches in his NBA career. (They went head to head in the preseason, but that doesn’t count.) – 7:07 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With tonight’s start, Duncan Robinson ties Billy Thompson for 25th on the Heat all-time games-started list. – 7:03 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tonight’s appearance will tie Bam Adebayo with LeBron James for 18th on the Heat all-time regular-season games list. – 7:02 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pregame reading: Free-throw numbers are down around the NBA, but not for Jimmy Butler. He explains why miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…7:02 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With tonight’s start, Bam Adebayo ties Josh Richardson for 18th on the Heat all-time games-started list. – 7:02 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The usual starters for the Heat tonight (in not-so-usual uniforms): Adebayo, Tucker, Butler, Robinson, Lowry. – 7:01 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Run It. #MiamiMashup pic.twitter.com/QVHAMQ8rvf7:00 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Tonight’s fit 👀🔥 #MiamiMashup
@Miami Heat // @AmericanAir pic.twitter.com/EJ0o4RWMdJ6:58 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
When in Miami 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/7QyDEmhDWA6:39 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
There’s a @MiamiHEATstore item available for $10 now through tonight’s game… find out what it is and see how you can watch and listen to us host Boston in our #MiamiMashup debut gohe.at/3q94QP16:36 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
“If we can put a whole game together on both ends, that’s really what I’m looking for,” Coach Udoka says heading into tonight’s matchup in Miami. “Defensively, I feel like we’re making improvements. Now we need to match it on the offensive end.” – 6:13 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport update:
Josh Richardson – OUT – 6:10 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Josh Richardson is out tonight with a left foot contusion – 6:10 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Josh Richardson (left foot contusion) out for Celtics tonight vs. Heat. – 6:09 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Romeo Langford played a season-high 23 minutes when Josh Richardson missed the season opener. He should see a bump in minutes tonight.
Time will tell if Aaron Nesmith finds his way onto the floor amid Richardson’s absence. – 6:05 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Josh Richardson (foot) out for Celtics tonight vs. Heat. – 6:04 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
📍 MIA pic.twitter.com/jtnTStiv5O5:59 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The Boston Celtics won their first game following their players only meeting earlier this week.
However, @adaniels33 warns @Rick Kamla such a drastic move this early in the season could pose some issues if the Celtics face adversity later on in the year. pic.twitter.com/bmbOFIYrru5:57 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Asked what he has liked most about the Heat’s 6-1 start, Erik Spoelstra points to the “commitment to defense” and the unselfishness on the offensive end. – 5:52 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on what stands out so far with Miami:
“The commitment to defense. You have guys that care about that side of the floor…On the other side of the floor, just an overall unselfishness where guys want to help each other, and they enjoy when others are playing well.” – 5:52 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Erik Spoelstra: “I’ve known Ime for a while and I think his story is great. They have a really talented staff and Ime is a great leader.” #Celtics #Heat5:50 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra said the Heat will be making booster shots available to the players “pretty soon.” – 5:49 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on the Heat and rising COVID concerns around the league, “We’ll be making the booster shots available pretty soon.” – 5:49 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Spo says Heat players will have the booster shots available “pretty soon.” – 5:49 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Ron Artest III did not make cut for final 12-player Skyforce roster. Heat G League roster includes;
— Two-way players Marcus Garrett, Caleb Martin.
— Camp cuts Micah Potter, DJ Stewart, Dru Smith, Javonte Smart.
— Plus Brandon Knight, Trey Mourning, Mike Smith, three others. – 5:19 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
Josh Richardson liked what he saw last night in Orlando and says it’s time for the team to now carry that momentum into tonight’s matchup. pic.twitter.com/Q1FhOBH5RU5:14 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
You know things are bad for the Celtics when Dan Shaughnessy shows up in a zoom and Felger & Mazz do multiple segments on the team within a week – 4:56 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @SethPartnow and I talk about the season so far- offensive struggles plus the Heat, Knicks, Bulls, Raptors and many other teams- basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264627…4:45 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
2 things I enjoy about watching the Cavs…
1. JB Bickerstaff barking defensive instructions, a la Thibs.
2. Cavs pbp guy John Michael calling it like he’s still doing radio: “Sexton, between the circles, deals to Allen…”
(Also imagining what Mobley will be in 3 years…) – 4:22 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Many who agree with Marcus Smart believe he should have kept it in house… But does anyone honestly think ball movement HASN’T been talked about inside the dressing room? (It has. And not just this year.)
At this point, doing it publicly was probably worth a shot. We’ll see. – 4:20 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @NekiasNBA is here to answer 21 Questions! We run through the Heat, Bulls, Celtics, foul calls, Evan Mobley, Zion, and plenty more
SUBSCRIBE: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gam…
SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/show/7eZjcZwf6…4:17 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
📼 Track 4: 2011 Championship Win over the Heat.
Dirk, JET and the Mavs scaled the NBA mountain and planted their flag to win their first championship.
@chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/ZYcFjVI3tT4:00 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat notebook (updated): Jimmy Butler on his parade to foul line, “People actually foul me.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus: Dewayne Dedmon appreciation grows; and (just added) Heat players offer thoughts on tonight’s Miami Mashup debut. – 3:14 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @SethPartnow and I talk about the season so far- offensive struggles plus the Heat, Knicks, Bulls, Raptors and many other teams: basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264627…2:32 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford’s current block rate is twice his career high & his DReb rate is 7% higher (which came during his rookie year).
While the younger C’s fight over who rides shotgun, Horford’s been driving the bus defensively, and Boston is wasting it.
bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/11/04/kar…2:19 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Free-throw numbers are down around the NBA, but not for Jimmy Butler. He explains why miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Butler: “I don’t think that I flop. People actually foul me and if you don’t call it, you don’t call it.” – 1:37 PM