--F LeBron James took exception to a shoulder block from Jermaine O'Neal during a second-quarter drive Sunday. The play earned O'Neal a flagrant foul and James a technical foul. James closed with 27 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
--G Mario Chalmers provided nine first-half points against the Celtics, after starting point guard Mike Bibby missed his first four shots and finished the balance of the first half on the bench. Chalmers closed with those nine points, but Bibby came on late with a pair of key three-pointers.
--C Joel Anthony came off the bench to provide eight first-half rebounds, with the Heat outrebounding Boston 24-10 in the first half. Anthony finished with seven points and 10 rebounds, as the Heat outrebounded the Celtics 42-26.
--F Udonis Haslem (foot) is out with a torn ligament in his left foot, now on the court shooting jumpers and dunking. He now appears a longshot to be ready for the start of the playoffs.
--F Mike Miller left in the first half Sunday with a sprained left thumb, after having surgery on his other (shooting) thumb during training camp. He is listed as day-to-day.
--C Joel Anthony is playing with a broken nose, an injury that has not limited his availability.
--C Erick Dampier likely will be given the final two games of the season off to rest balky knees in advance of the playoffs.
--Point guard Mike Bibby
--Shooting guard Dwyane Wade
--Small forward LeBron James
--Power forward Chris Bosh
--Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas
--Forward Juwan Howard
--Center Joel Anthony
--Forward Mike Miller
--Forward James Jones
--Guard Mario Chalmers
--Center Jamaal Magloire
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