Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Heat 90, Celtics 89 — Tension surfaces in Olynyk revenge game

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The Celtics had no answer for Kelly Olynyk in the second half.

Those are 12 words I didn’t expect to type on Wednesday night. The seven-footer scored 25 of his career-high 32 points after intermission, pushing the Miami Heat to a comeback 90-89 win at the TD Garden.

The C’s were forced to defend the seven-footer for the final eight minutes of this affair without Al Horford (frustration foul out) and that created problems on the defensive end, including one pivotal sequence that led to Jaylen Brown’s benching and showed one of the first signs of on-court tension all year long with this team.