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NBA roundup: Heat halt Celtics winning streak at 16

(TSX / STATS) -- MIAMI -- Goran Dragic scored 27 points as the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 104-98, snapping the Celtics' 16-game winning streak Wednesday night.

The Heat nearly squandered a 14-point lead midway through the fourth as the Celtics ran off 13 straight points and got within 91-90 on Marcus Smart's two free throws with 3:14 remaining. Dion Waiters' responded with consecutive 3-pointers for a seven-point advantage. Dragic clinched the victory with three free throws in the final 28 seconds.

The loss was Boston's first since a 108-100 defeat at Milwaukee on Oct. 18. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and Jayson Tatum finished with 18 points for the Celtics.

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Leaders
Points: Kyrie Irving22.5
Rebounds: Al Horford8.8
Assists: Kyrie Irving5.2
FG%: Al Horford53.3%
Steals: Kyrie Irving1.72
Blocks: Jayson Tatum0.84
Defense (Rank)
Points: 95.3 (1)
Rebounds: 42.4 (9)
Assists: 20.6 (6)
FG%: 43.2% (2)
FT%: 75.0% (7)
3P%: 32.3% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 102.6 (21)
Rebounds: 47.2 (4)
Assists: 21.5 (19)
FG%: 43.0% (28)
FT%: 77.9% (13)
3P%: 35.5% (20)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Boston 16 3 .842 --
Toronto 11 6 .647 4.0
New York 10 7 .588 5.0
Philadelphia 10 7 .588 5.0
Brooklyn 6 11 .353 9.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/16/2017 Daniel Ochefu Waived
10/13/2017 Daniel Dixon Waived
10/13/2017 Jonathan Holmes Waived
10/13/2017 L.J. Peak Waived
10/13/2017 Andrew White III Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
11/22/2017 Marcus Morris Sore knee
10/17/2017 Gordon Hayward Fractured ankle
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