It feels unlikely that the Patriots will extend Butler, after an offseason in which they paid big bucks for free-agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore and Butler openly tried to get himself traded to New Orleans.
Down by 14 midway through the fourth, the unflappable Celtics went on a 13-0 run in just about three minutes — getting to 91-90 when Smart made one of two free throws with 3:14 remaining.
Waiters decided that was close enough. His 3-pointer from the left wing bounced off the rim, then the top of the backboard, before falling to end Miami’s scoreless drought. Waiters added another 3-pointer over Al Horford to make the lead seven, Hassan Whiteside had a big tip-in with 1:10 left and Miami would hang on from there.
Celtics: Aron Baynes started for Morris, who wanted to test his problematic knee. Morris played 21 minutes off the bench. … Boston turned Miami’s first eight turnovers into exactly zero points. The Celtics wound up getting nine points off 16 Miami giveaways. … Shane Larkin was shaken up briefly after taking a hard foul near the rim by Miami’s Kelly Olynyk early in the fourth.
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With Jones playing at less than 100 percent, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan did not have his safety valve and the Panthers brought constant pressure.
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Vasilevskiy made a kick save on Richard Panik’s in-close chance 6 minutes into the third.