Celtics

Final: Heat 90, Celtics 89

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Kelly Olynyk played the game of his life in his return to the TD Garden on Wednesday night.

The former Celtic big man scored a career-high 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting, carrying an undermanned Heat squad (missing four rotation players) to a 90-89 win over the Celtics.

The hosts led by as many as 12 points in the first half before a woeful shooting performance (partially due to a zone defense implemented by the Heat). The Celtics shot 37.5 percent on the night, opening the door for a monster second half from Olynyk (25 points) to help Miami escape with the win.

Kyrie Irving had a game-high 33 points for the Celtics in the defeat but missed a potential game-winner as time expired, a midrange jumper from the right elbow.

Third Quarter Notes