Duncan Robinson added 22 points and Bam Adebayo finished with 20 for Miami, which increased its lead over Boston to two games for sixth place in the standings. Jayson Tatum added 29 points and Kemba Walker finished with 18.
Miami led by as many as 26 in the first half before Boston stormed back, opening the third quarter on a 22-8 run to get within 12 points. Tatum’s teammates combined to shoot just 7 of 17 from the field and 1 for 8 from 3.
It set the tone for a half in which several of Boston’s empty offensive possessions turned into 14 fast break points for Miami. Have now allowed 70 or more points in a half three times over their last five games.