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Best razzle-dazzle moves of Thanksgiving Eve

Every team except one was in action on the night before American Thanksgiving. A couple of amazing shootout moves, a Rangers rout and some John Tavares magic were among the best things we saw from a stacked schedule of 15 games.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

By the way, 36 days passed between Celtics losses. Any way you cut it, that's one impressive streak.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens was very quick to praise the Heat, adding that "it probably felt good" to them playing in American Airlines Arena tonight. He could tell Miami worked hard on screens in Monday's practice. Stevens added that Boston's 16-game win streak was a bit of a "mirage." He's been saying that there are all kinds of fixes his team can make, and tonight illustrated a few.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Justise Winslow, with Bam Adebayo ("he gives me confidence") told me on the floor after the game he and the Heat believe their win to snap the Celtics' winning streak will build their own teamwide confidence. He said the Heat came into this game knowing what was at stake, and what ending this streak would mean.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics are grinding it out in this fourth quarter. And they're doing it with their youngsters. Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum big down the stretch here.

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.

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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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.