The Miami Heat host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the American Airlines Arena, a team that recently saw their nine-game losing streak come to a halt.

The Heat will try to make it back-to-back wins when they face the Celtics. Miami will also try to even their regular season series with the South Beach squad.

In their 100-96 conquest of the New Orleans Pelicans, the Heat were led by Tyler Herro who had 26 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo chipped in 18 points each in the come-from-behind win.

“When we get stops and run in transition, we're a hard team to beat," Adebayo said after the game.

The Heat is dead last in team scoring with 108.6 points per game. Miami has an offensive rating of 111, 26th in the league.

Also, Miami is giving up 108.4 points per game, second in the NBA. They boast of a defensive rating of 111 which is sixth in the league.

For the Celtics, they will be out to get back on the winning track following a loss to the Magic, 98-113.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown led the wa7 with 26 points each. Tatum also hauled down six rebounds and had seven assists.

However, it was the turnovers by the Celtics that did them in.

“We had 18 turnovers,” Tatum, who had three of them, said. “They have long, active guys, and you’ve got to take care of the basketball.”

The Celtics are second in the league in team scoring with 118.5 points per contest. They also have an offensive rating of 117, third in the league.

Also, Boston is limiting opponents to 112.2 points per game, 10th in the league. They have a defensive rating of 110.9, fifth in the NBA.

The Heat are -1 favorites to win over the Celtics who are at +1. The Moneyline for this game is -116 for Miami and -105 for Boston.

The Heat brace for a tough match against the Celtics with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be telecast over TNT/ NBC Sports Boston with live streaming also available via fuboTV.

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat Getty Images | Kevin C. Cox

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