Jimmy Butler sat with a sor ankle, but his Heat teammates’ collective effort on the second night of a back-to-back — led by Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic — still drew them within 1 1/2 games of the third-place Boston Celtics.
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Jaylen Brown scored 21 points, Robert Williams had a career-high 18 points in 19 minutes, and the Boston Celtics rolled past the Brooklyn Nets 149-115 on Wednesday night without All-Star point guard Kemba Walker. Williams was 7 of 7 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. “It’s really just the will to want to play,” said Williams, the 27th overall pick in the 2018 draft.