Heat face tough challenge in Boston

Miami starts road trip

Hassan Whiteside rolled his ankle against the Raptors

BOSTON – The Miami Heat are starting a critical road trip on Sunday.

The Heat take on the Boston Celtics who are just half-game out of the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Heat currently hold the No. 8 spot in the East.

Miami plays at Boston, then it's off Detroit Tuesday and New York Wednesday against the Knicks.

Center Hassan Whiteside is dealing with a sore ankle.

However, he is expected to play on Sunday.