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Recap - Celtics Defeat Miami 127-102

The battle between the Celtics and Heat didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miami was handed a 127-102 defeat on Thursday at FTX Arena.

Boston was the ATS victor, as they covered the +1.0-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 206.0 were rewarded at the payout window.

Boston got 27 points from Jayson Tatum and another 24 points from Jaylen Brown. Marcus Smart contributed 12 assists, while Marcus Smart cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Miami got 29 points from Jimmy Butler in a losing cause and another 14 points from Gabe Vincent. Gabe Vincent contributed 3 assists for the Heat, while Bam Adebayo had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 70-45 at the break.

Miami won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-41.