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.