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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics' franchise-record winning streak is 19 straight. Down 79-63, they have 12 minutes to turn things around and extend their current streak in order to have a shot at the team record. Time for "Clutch Kyrie?"

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Once again, the Celtics are facing a halftime deficit. They'll need another second-half comeback in order to extend the winning streak to 17 games. At intermission in Miami, they trail the Heat by 13.

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Tatum shows off the skillset on this and-1 (0:24)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

It's still very early (second quarter just started), but the Celtics so far have looked out of sync. They've bobbled a few passes, one of which led to an awkwardly missed Marcus Smart shot. They've mishandled a rebound. A mixup between Daniel Theis and Marcus Morris on a ball it originally looked like Theis would shoot led to a turnover and subsequent Heat 3. Before the game, Brad Stevens praised Miami's physicality, saying it could be a concern.

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Kyrie drives for a pair of early layups (0:30)

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The Celtics are looking for 4th 17-game win streak in franchise history and first since team record 19-game streak in 2008. Boston has trailed 8 times in the 4th quarter during their 16-game win streak, 3 more than any other team since the streak began.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

On the court about an hour before tonight's game, the Celtics' Marcus Morris was testing his injured knee with some work near midcourt. Coach Brad Stevens says Morris won't start. Aron Baynes is taking his place.

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Should the Cavs pay more attention to the Celtics? (2:09)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

For 16 games the "streak" has been on for the Celtics. As they try to extend their winning streak to 17 games in Miami, the Heat want their fans to be on.

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Hot stove stock watch: Red Sox

With the Red Sox's pre-hot stove win projection at 92.0, Boston continues the search to add power to their existing lineup for the upcoming season.

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Celtics dominate thanks to Kyrie's clutch play (0:56)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Patriots' rainy practice gets underway, there was no sign of QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, OT Marcus Cannon and S Patrick Chung.

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Irving, Celtics taking things one moment at a time (0:33)
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Stephen A. picks Heat to end Celtics' win streak (2:10)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Have the Celtics had a chance to reflect on their 16-game winning streak? Kyrie Irving says, "there's no time. We play every other day." Cliche as it sounds, he told me the Cs are living in the moment. "We're unwavering. That goes back to the young guys. Then you have me and Al (Horford) and Gordon (Heyward) watching. We're staying the course. It's all new, but the fact we can be present (in the moment) is a step in the right direction."

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics, winners of 16 in a row, are 2.5-point road favorites over the Miami Heat tonight. The Celtics are 14-1-1 against the spread during the streak.