Brown scores 31 points in Celtics’ 112-93 victory over Heat

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Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) steals the ball from Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON, MA – Jaylen Brown banked in a 3-pointer and blew a kiss to a former teammate.

He wanted to remind old friend Kelly Olynyk that he can shoot from the outside.

Brown scored a season-high 31 points, Kemba Walker had 28 and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 112-93 on Wednesday night.

“That was for Kelly. I don’t know if he was over there,” Brown said of his kiss. “That’s my guy. That was all love right there. I was showing some love. He said I was going to miss, so I sent some love over to him.”

Brown said he’s shown others “some love” after key shots.

“People say I’m a non-shooter when I make it, I guess that’s my gift over to them,” he said, smiling.

Jayson Tatum added 19 points to help Boston improve to 8-0 at home. Brown connected on a season-high five 3-pointers, and Walker had seven assists and four rebounds with six shots made from beyond the arc.

Jimmy Butler led the Heat with a season-high 37 points and had six rebounds and four assists. Olynyk, who played his final of four seasons in Boston with Brown, added 12 points, and Duncan Robinson and Justise Winslow each had 10. Miami had won three in a row.