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Boston Celtics


Wed. 12/17 Fri. 12/19 Sun. 12/21 Tue. 12/23 Fri. 12/26
vs. Orl
W 109-92
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vs. Min
W 114-98
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@ Mia
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@ Orl
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Celtics-Heat Preview

(AP) -- Facing the worst team in the Western Conference, the Boston Celtics fared well in their first game since trading star Rajon Rondo.

With perhaps their new additions available against a somewhat tougher opponent Sunday night, the Celtics look for a season-high fourth straight victory while trying to extend the Miami Heat's worst home skid in seven seasons.

A day after sending the four-time All-Star to Dallas for Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, two draft picks and a $12.9 million trade exception, Boston (10-14) continued its surge with a 114-98 win over Minnesota on Friday. Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points to lead six players in double figures for the Celtics, who have won six of nine and no longer must deal with the distraction of Rondo's status.

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Leaders
Points: Jeff Green19.5
Rebounds: Jared Sullinger8.3
Assists: Jameer Nelson4.1
FG%: Kelly Olynyk52.7%
Steals: Kelly Olynyk1.21
Blocks: Brandan Wright1.56
Defense (Rank)
Points: 104.7 (28)
Rebounds: 42.7 (16)
Assists: 22.6 (19)
FG%: 45.4% (14)
FT%: 78.1% (28)
3P%: 37.2% (23)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.9 (5)
Rebounds: 44.1 (11)
Assists: 25.9 (1)
FG%: 46.5% (7)
FT%: 75.6% (15)
3P%: 32.9% (26)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Toronto 22 6 .786 --
Boston 10 14 .417 10.0
Brooklyn 10 15 .400 10.5
New York 5 25 .167 18.0
Philadelphia 2 23 .080 18.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/18/2014 Jameer Nelson Traded Part of five player deal
12/18/2014 Jae Crowder Traded Part of five player deal
12/18/2014 Brandan Wright Traded Part of five player deal
12/18/2014 Vitor Faverani Waived
10/30/2014 Kelly Olynyk Exercised Contract Option Team exercised contract option
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/15/2014 Marcus Thornton Torn muscle, left calf
12/12/2014 Marcus Smart Strained left Achilles
12/11/2014 James Young Right shoulder subluxation
11/12/2014 Marcus Thornton Sore ankle
11/8/2014 Rajon Rondo Hand surgery
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