Both the Celtics and the Heat have 14 losses on the season. When they get done playing this afternoon, one will be in sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference and the other will have sole possession of second place.

Boston leads the season series 2-0. The Heat have won their last eight games; the Celtics are on a two-game losing streak.

Celtics brace for a heated-up James [Boston Globe]

Miami Heat-Boston Celtics to be ultimate proving ground [Miami Herald]

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