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“It was a nice streak, but it was time for it to end” – Kyrie Irving on loss to Miami

Irving watches as the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak ends at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. [Photo: Bleacherreport.com]
A late fourth quarter surge by the visiting Boston Celtics was not enough to overcome a red-hot Miami Heat, as Kyrie Irving and the rest of the Celtics watched their 16-game streak end in a 98-104 loss to the Heat.

Boston guard, Kyrie Irving, told reporters after the loss to the Heat that he knew the 16-game winning streak had reached its culmination.

“There’s still a lot to accomplish going forward. It was a nice streak, but it was time to come to an end,” Irving told ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez.

Irving shot 50 percent from the field, scoring 11-of-22 field goals. He, however, struggled behind the three-point line, missing all three of his attempts. He also shot 25 percent on free throws, making one of four attempts.

Goran Dragic led the Heat in scoring with 27 points, adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists as Miami improves to 8-9 win/loss record for the season. Dion Waiters added 26 points, 6 assists and 2 rebounds for the Heat.

The Celtics will try to recover from the loss on Friday when they host the Orlando Magic at the TD Garden.

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Adekunle Binuyo
Just a fanatical hoop head lost in the art and science of the game.
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Just a fanatical hoop head lost in the art and science of the game.

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