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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 11/22/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore




BOSTON (16 - 2) at MIAMI (7 - 9)
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BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games16-2+17.615-27-11102.948.343.1%56.794.848.942.9%49.3
Road Games9-1+10.29-14-6103.746.344.0%55.696.549.142.7%49.2
Last 5 Games5-0+6.65-03-2103.247.042.3%57.697.049.443.6%46.4
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)102.948.336-8443.1%11-3135.5%19-2478.4%571022208144
vs opponents surrendering105.85339-8545.3%11-2936.1%18-2377.1%531023208155
Team Stats (Road Games)103.746.337-8444.0%11-3136.0%19-2477.9%56921198144
Stats Against (All Games)94.848.936-8342.9%8-2632.1%15-2074.5%49821227155
vs opponents averaging104.852.839-8545.8%10-2836.3%16-2275.8%51923218155
Stats Against (Road Games)96.549.136-8542.7%9-2932.5%14-1879.3%49821226154

MIAMI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games7-9-1.85-97-8100.253.944.5%50.6103.151.144.4%51.9
Home Games3-5-3.80-64-4101.654.545.7%48.0106.552.946.9%49.9
Last 5 Games2-3-1.82-32-393.249.841.4%
MIAMI Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)100.253.937-8444.5%11-3235.1%14-1877.9%51920218165
vs opponents surrendering105.153.139-8645.8%10-2835.6%16-2175.7%521023208155
Team Stats (Home Games)101.654.538-8345.7%11-3235.2%14-1879.7%48819207165
Stats Against (All Games)103.151.137-8444.4%9-2437.5%19-2479.7%521018198145
vs opponents averaging105.85339-8645.7%10-2837.2%17-2277.1%521023208155
Stats Against (Home Games)106.552.939-8446.9%8-2140.2%19-2381.9%50918189144
Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 94.8,  MIAMI 97.4
BOSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/17/2017@ CLEVELAND99-102L4.5W216U36-8840.9%521038-8345.8%5517
10/20/2017@ PHILADELPHIA102-92W3W217U35-8441.7%641935-9238.0%5616
10/24/2017NEW YORK110-89W-7W208U37-7549.3%501236-8542.4%5114
10/26/2017@ MILWAUKEE96-89W4.5W206.5U33-7842.3%521535-7745.5%4417
10/28/2017@ MIAMI96-90W-1W204U34-8142.0%481234-7943.0%4919
10/30/2017SAN ANTONIO108-94W-3.5W193.5O42-8847.7%611336-8741.4%4911
11/3/2017@ OKLAHOMA CITY101-94W6.5W207U36-8442.9%591035-8740.2%5212
11/5/2017@ ORLANDO104-88W-3.5W209.5U39-8943.8%631333-9136.3%5213
11/6/2017@ ATLANTA110-107W-7.5L204.5O39-8148.1%501339-8148.1%4214
11/8/2017LA LAKERS107-96W-6.5W215U38-9838.8%651337-8543.5%5621
11/14/2017@ BROOKLYN109-102W-6.5W209O39-8645.3%591439-8844.3%4814
11/16/2017GOLDEN STATE92-88W7W219U26-7932.9%641533-8240.2%5015
11/18/2017@ ATLANTA110-99W-6W203O39-8247.6%491637-7847.4%4313
11/20/2017@ DALLAS110-102W-6.5W200.5O38-8445.2%601739-9640.6%5111
11/22/2017@ MIAMI              
11/25/2017@ INDIANA              
12/8/2017@ SAN ANTONIO              

MIAMI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/18/2017@ ORLANDO109-116L-3.5L205.5O44-10243.1%561343-9047.8%6014
10/25/2017SAN ANTONIO100-117L3L196.5O37-8046.2%34942-7655.3%5115
11/3/2017@ DENVER94-95L5.5W216.5U36-7746.8%482336-8045.0%5217
11/5/2017@ LA CLIPPERS104-101W5.5W205P37-8444.0%491634-8739.1%6015
11/6/2017@ GOLDEN STATE80-97L14.5L223.5U30-8336.1%552032-8736.8%6014
11/8/2017@ PHOENIX126-115W-6W216.5O43-8153.1%601440-8845.5%4011
11/10/2017@ UTAH84-74W2.5W194U30-7739.0%572025-7433.8%4617
11/12/2017@ DETROIT103-112L2L200O39-9043.3%46942-8748.3%6013
11/17/2017@ WASHINGTON91-88W4.5W205.5U34-8341.0%551532-8438.1%5312
11/24/2017@ MINNESOTA              
11/26/2017@ CHICAGO              
11/28/2017@ CLEVELAND              
11/29/2017@ NEW YORK              
12/3/2017GOLDEN STATE              
12/6/2017@ SAN ANTONIO              
BOSTON: General manager Danny Ainge wooed Gordon Hayward away from Utah in free agency only to see him suffer a broken fibula and dislocated ankle on a play less than six minutes into a season-opening loss at Cleveland. All eyes will now be on Kyrie Irving, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Cavaliers that sent Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland. On paper it is an upgrade at point guard, adding a dynamic scorer who can create his own shot. While Boston has plenty of talent, there are also questions that need to be answered. Rebounding is a big one, and another is how exactly how this new 'position-less' starting five will fare on the defensive end. Some combination of Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and rookie Semi Ojeleye are expected to be more involved than initially planned in an effort to fill the void created by Hayward's injury. The Celtics are set up for the future with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, but it's unclear if this group as constituted has enough firepower to dethrone the Cleveland as East champions.
MIAMI: Miami went 30-11 in the second half of last season, and kept the core of that team together after giving long-term deals to Dion Waiters and James Johnson, plus finding the space needed to pick up Wayne Ellington's option. Kelly Olynyk does some things in pick-and-roll situations that draw comparisons to what Chris Bosh used to do in Miami, and Justise Winslow's return to the rotation after an injury-plagued year may also help. The key to the team's success, however, is going to be the play of Goran Dragic, who found a new gear this past summer when he led his native Slovenia to its first European championship. He's a clear locker-room leader alongside 15-year veteran Udonis Haslem, and the Heat, who don't have a true backup point guard, need Dragic to be great if they're going to contend in the East.
Surging Celtics put streak on line against Heat

MIAMI -- Nearing the quarter-pole of the NBA regular season, Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is making his case as league MVP.

Irving has led Boston to 16 consecutive wins -- three short of the franchise record set in 2008-2009 -- and the Celtics (16-2) will be favored once again when they visit the struggling Miami Heat (7-9) on Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

On Monday, Irving scored a season-high 47 points as Boston overcame a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 in overtime.

Irving made 16-of-22 shots from the floor, including 5-of-7 from the three-point line, becoming the first Celtics player since Larry Bird in 1975 to score at least 45 points while shooting 70 percent or better. Irving scored 10 of his points in overtime, on 4-of-4 shooting.

"He's so good in those (late-game) moments," Celtics coach Brad Stevens told The Boston Globe. "You want to give him the appropriate amount of room."

The Celtics have trailed by double digits in five of their 16 wins. Irving has helped dig them out of those holes. He leads the league with 65 points in clutch situations, which is defined as final five minutes of regulation or overtime in which the score is within five points.

In addition, Boston is plus-40 with Irving on the court in those clutch situations.

But while Boston has risen up in the clutch, Miami has faded. The Heat is the worst second-half team in the league so far this season.

Miami's first-half field-goal percentage (51.1) is sixth-best in the league. But the Heat's second-half shooting percentage (39.6) is last.

Heat point guard Goran Dragic said he would like to make an adjustment, getting on the court earlier before the dreaded third quarter begins.

"We should go on the floor with like seven minutes on the clock and just start warming up," Dragic told The Miami Herald. "We feel like that (in) the third quarter -- we're not ready enough."

The Heat averages a league-low 20.4 points in the third quarter. They have been outscored by 59 points in that same third quarter, which is the worst mark in the Eastern Conference.

"Maybe on Wednesday we won't even go to the locker room at halftime," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told The Herald. "Maybe we'll just warm up for 12 minutes."

Spoelstra was likely joking about that proposed plan, but it's not a laughing matter for Miami as Heat players seem to lose their competitive edge once they decompress at halftime.

As for Irving, he is averaging 22.5 points and 5.3 assists this season. He has made 89.3 percent of his free throws and has a 53.4 effective field goal percentage, which adjusts for the value of three-pointers.

Dragic, his opposite number, leads Miami in scoring (18.3) and assists (4.7). He has made 81.5 percent of his free throws and has a 51.4 effective field goal percentage.

That Irving-Dragic matchup will be interesting to follow. But two other players to watch are Heat starting shooting guard Dion Waiters and Heat backup forward/center Kelly Olynyk.

Waiters is coming off a scoreless, 0-for-10 effort against the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

Olynyk will be in the spotlight because the Celtics are his former team. He joined Miami this season and is averaging 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. He had 14 points and nine rebounds against Boston last month.

Last Updated: 12/15/2018 3:56:21 AM EST

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