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Celtics grab series opener in heated matchup


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday April 18, 2010 1:08AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Boston Celtics have talked about flipping the switch for a good portion of the season. Through rough months and harsh beat downs suffered on their own court, the message has always seemed to be that things will change in the playoffs.

Saturday night, the Celtics did indeed flip that switch, beating the Miami Heat, 85-76, to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. But, with a lackadaisical start, the trigger clearly wasn't the postseason stage. In fact, the Celtics didn't do anything all too differently from what they've shown all season. They just did the good and great things for longer.

"When you get Game 1 at home, you don't find yourself back peddling and pressuring yourself to go out on the road and win," Paul Pierce (16 points) said. "It sets the tone for the series."

After Dwyane Wade burst out of the second-half gates with nine points in the first five minutes, the Celtics found themselves down 14 and a quarter and a half away from losing home-court advantage.

"We are normally good in those situations," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We are normally able to control the game, grind it, take good shots, dictate the pace."

Enter Tony Allen and Glen Davis.

With Allen on Wade and Davis surveying Miami's offense, ready to pounce on anyone who attacked the lane, the Celtics exposed the Heat for what they are -- a team that cannot consistently create good looks, even with their best player drawing at least three sets of eyes at all times. With Boston swarming, the Heat only scored five points on five shots in the seven minutes after Wade's ninth point. Wade didn't take a shot.

"I'm just sticking with my team defense," Allen said. "Whatever the team needs in that situation, I just try to carry."

"The key for us was [his] defense on Wade," Pierce said.

What's encouraging about Boston's second-half performance was that after its intense third quarter, the team sustained the energy through the end of the game. Rarely, if ever, have the Celtics played at such a high level for so long after halftime this year.

"This was a good win for us in that way," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "That we showed some resolve, something that in the second half of the year we haven't had. When teams have made runs at us, we've been a team that's made one effort and then we kind of [say], 'It's too hard.'"

There is, however, a dark cloud casting a pall over the win. In the fourth quarter with Boston up six and just over a minute to play, Pierce was sprawled out on the floor near Miami's bench with a pinched nerve -- a chronic injury this season -- in his neck. As Kevin Garnett stood over his teammate, Quentin Richardson got into a bout of verbal, and physical, sparring with Garnett.

In the ensuing, shall we say, dissension, Udonis Haslem and Davis picked up technical fouls for following the, "If your teammate gets pushed, push someone else," line of thinking. Richardson, too, received a technical, but Garnett got a pair and was ejected after video replay revealed that he threw a sharp elbow at Richardson's head.

"He clearly made contact with Richardson," Official Joe DeRosa said. "But even if he had not he still would have been ejected for a second technical foul for throwing an elbow."

That Garnett made contact with the elbow makes a suspension inevitable, the only thing in doubt being the duration. Not only that, the Heat have now gained an emotional edge for having made Garnett lose his composure.

"I don't have any business talking to [Pierce]," Richardson said. "He was on the ground crying. I don't know what was going on. Two actresses there, that's what they are.

"They're not those characters they portray. They're not who they say they are, Garnett and Pierce. They're good basketball players and that's about it."

Garnett, at least, was accountable.

"You make your bed, you have to lay in it," Garnett said. "If I have to deal with it, then that is what it is."

Miami has other reasons not to hang their heads about the one that got away. The Heat's 22 turnovers were the most -- by four -- they've committed all season, and their 38 points allowed off turnovers were the most they've given up in more than a decade. Those numbers, not to mention sub-40 percent shooting -- 33 percent if you take away Wade's 11-of-18 -- are not likely to continue.

But neither are the six or seven shots the Celtics missed at the rim early in the game, a location where Boston shoots a league second-best 64 percent. And that's the takeaway from this toe in the postseason water: both teams did uncharacteristic things, but only Boston did uncharacteristically good things, those being during their prolonged 27-7 run.

So, the numbers should even out, but Boston was the more complete team. Now they'll have to show if they are without Garnett.

Heat
Celtics
     
    • 39.7%

    • 44.3%

    • 23.5%

    • 16.7%

    • 76.9%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA BOS
Total Rebounds 8 10
Offensive Rebounds 12 5
Turnovers 19 14
Fast Break Pts: 6 10
Biggest Lead: 14 10
Points in the Paint: 36 52
MIA BOS
p Wade   26 Pierce   16
rb O'Neal   9 Garnett   9
a Wade   6 Rondo   10
s Wade   3 Allen   3
b 2 players   2 Allen   2
 
  • 11/29 - BOS 92 @ MIA 85
  • 01/06 - BOS 112 @ MIA 106
  • 02/03 - MIA 102 @ BOS 107
Miami Heat (47-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Richardson F 30:04 5-10 3-6 2-2 +1 1 3 4 3 3 1 1 0 1 15
M. Beasley F 31:27 3-8 0-1 0-0 -3 3 5 8 2 1 0 5 0 0 6
J. O'Neal C 31:39 3-14 0-0 2-2 +3 3 6 9 0 4 0 2 2 2 8
D. Wade G 40:22 11-18 0-4 4-6 -11 1 7 8 6 2 3 7 2 0 26
C. Arroyo G 33:20 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 6
J. Anthony   11:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0
M. Chalmers   19:24 2-7 1-4 2-3 -9 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 1 7
U. Haslem   20:56 3-8 0-0 0-0 -9 3 1 4 1 5 0 1 0 1 6
D. Wright   21:36 1-7 0-2 0-0 -14 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
D. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Magloire DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-78 4-17 10-13   12 28 40 18 24 9 19 5 6 76
  39.7% 23.5% 76.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 22
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 35:11 4-12 1-2 7-8 0 0 5 5 1 1 0 1 1 1 16
K. Garnett F 33:21 6-10 0-0 3-4 -2 1 8 9 3 2 2 1 1 0 15
K. Perkins C 24:38 4-7 0-0 0-0 -10 1 2 3 0 1 1 4 1 1 8
R. Allen G 30:51 2-9 0-4 4-4 +6 0 2 2 3 2 1 3 0 0 8
R. Rondo G 42:54 4-11 0-0 2-2 +8 2 5 7 10 1 2 3 0 0 10
T. Allen   29:21 7-12 0-0 0-0 +17 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 2 1 14
R. Wallace   13:32 1-1 0-0 2-3 +7 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 4
M. Finley   06:29 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
G. Davis   23:37 2-6 0-0 4-7 +15 1 7 8 0 1 2 1 0 2 8
N. Robinson   00:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-70 1-6 22-28   5 32 37 18 11 11 14 6 5 85
  44.3% 16.7% 78.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 17

inactive

  • Heat: Diawara, Hasbrouck, Randolph
  • Celtics: Gaffney, Lafayette, Scalabrine

technical fouls

  • Heat: Haslem, Richardson
  • Celtics: Davis, Garnett, Garnett

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #27 Dick Bavetta, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:47
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs O'Neal (Arroyo gains possession)
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:44 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:30
[BOS 2-0]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  11:03
[MIA 2-2]
 
  10:50 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:49  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:38 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:32  
  10:24 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:23  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  10:06  
Team Rebound  10:06  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Richardson Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:52  
  09:52
[BOS 3-2]
Allen Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  09:47
[BOS 5-2]
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Wade Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:35  
  09:22
[BOS 7-2]
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (1 AST)  09:02
[MIA 4-7]
 
  08:48 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:39  
Wade Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  08:37
[MIA 6-7]
 
  08:37 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:37
[MIA 7-7]
 
  08:25 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:22  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:57
[BOS 9-7]
Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wade Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:34  
  07:34
[BOS 10-7]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:34
[BOS 11-7]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:34 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:24
[MIA 9-11]
 
  07:10 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:07  
Wade Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:04  
  06:48
[BOS 13-9]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:30 Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:30
[MIA 10-13]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:30
[MIA 11-13]
 
  06:14 Garnett Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:14  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49 Pierce Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wade (1 BLK) 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:49  
Wade Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST)  05:46
[MIA 13-13]
 
  05:27
[BOS 15-13]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Arroyo Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:08
[MIA 15-15]
 
  04:53 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:52  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:37  
  04:35 Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:35
[MIA 16-15]
 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:35
[MIA 17-15]
 
  04:24 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Richardson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:20
[MIA 19-15]
 
  04:00 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:00 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:59
[BOS 17-19]
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Arroyo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  03:42  
  03:36
[BOS 19-19]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:06  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  03:06  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers  03:06  
  03:06 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:06 Pierce Substitution replaced by Finley 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  03:06  
  02:55
[BOS 21-19]
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:37
[MIA 21-21]
 
Haslem Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:23  
  02:10
[BOS 23-21]
Finley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:49
[MIA 23-23]
 
  01:49 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:49 Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen 
  01:49 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright  01:49  
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:49
[MIA 24-23]
 
  01:37 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:35  
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST)  01:28
[MIA 26-23]
 
  01:14 Wallace Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
  01:12 Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:12
[MIA 27-23]
 
Chalmers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:12  
  01:12 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:00
[BOS 25-27]
Wallace Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:00  
  01:00
[BOS 26-27]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:47.3
[MIA 29-26]
 
  00:34.1 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Haslem Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:34.1  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK)  00:17.9  
  00:16.6 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0
[BOS 28-29]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:54  
Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  10:41  
  10:21
[BOS 30-29]
Allen Running Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Chalmers Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:21  
  10:21
[BOS 31-29]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
Arroyo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:59  
Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:21 Finley Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:20  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  09:08
[MIA 31-31]
 
  08:44 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  08:43 Team Rebound 
  08:43 Timeout : Official 
  08:43 Finley Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  08:43 Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  08:41 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Arroyo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:39  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Chalmers Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:10  
  08:10 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:03  
  08:03 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:03 Team Rebound 
  08:03
[BOS 32-31]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  07:50  
  07:38 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:29  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  07:28  
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:25  
Beasley Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:25
[MIA 33-32]
 
  07:13 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:12  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST)  06:56
[MIA 35-32]
 
  06:32 Perkins Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Wade  06:32  
  06:32 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Beasley Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:23  
  06:03 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:03  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:52  
  05:52 Perkins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:13 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:13  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:01
[MIA 37-32]
 
  04:50 Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:49  
Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  04:32  
Arroyo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:22  
  04:09 Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:03
[BOS 34-37]
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:52  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  03:52  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  03:52  
Haslem Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST)  03:40
[MIA 39-34]
 
  03:22 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:22  
Haslem Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  03:05  
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:00  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Richardson  03:00  
  03:00
[BOS 35-39]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:00
[BOS 36-39]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:45  
Haslem Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:45
[MIA 41-36]
 
  02:25 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:10 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:58 Perkins Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST)  01:37
[MIA 44-36]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:17  
  01:17 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:17 Team Rebound 
  01:17
[BOS 37-44]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST)  00:59.9  
  00:42.5
[BOS 39-44]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:21.5  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:17.9  
Wade Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  00:06.2  
  00:06.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:06.2 Perkins Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  00:06.2 Garnett Substitution replaced by Finley 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Chalmers  00:06.2  
  00:00.0
[BOS 41-44]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Perkins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  11:18  
  11:07
[BOS 43-44]
Perkins Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST)  10:43
[MIA 47-43]
 
  10:25 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:24  
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  10:12
[MIA 49-43]
 
  09:54 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK) 
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:52  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:38  
Wade Putback Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:38
[MIA 51-43]
 
  09:36 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:24 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:23  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST)  09:02
[MIA 54-43]
 
  08:49
[BOS 45-54]
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Wade Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST)  08:31
[MIA 56-45]
 
  08:13 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wade (2 ST) 
  08:00 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:00
[MIA 57-45]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:00  
  08:00 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:45 Garnett Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:44  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:37
[MIA 59-45]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:26  
  07:26
[BOS 46-59]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:26
[BOS 47-59]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wade Floating Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:03
[MIA 61-47]
 
  06:49
[BOS 49-61]
Perkins Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
  06:30 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  06:23  
  06:21 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:16 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wade (2 BLK) 
Arroyo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:14  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:01  
O'Neal Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:01  
  05:50
[BOS 51-61]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:40  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  05:22  
Team Rebound  05:22  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:22  
  05:01
[BOS 53-61]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Arroyo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:20  
  04:20 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:20  
  04:10
[BOS 55-61]
Pierce Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:49 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:39 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:38  
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wade (6 AST)  03:27
[MIA 63-55]
 
  03:14
[BOS 57-63]
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:34
[BOS 60-63]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:32  
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  02:32  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers  02:32  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Haslem (1 AST)  02:18
[MIA 66-60]
 
  01:50 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:50 Team Rebound 
  01:50 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright  01:50  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (2 BLK)  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  01:28  
  01:15
[BOS 62-66]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Wade Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  00:55.9  
Wade Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:55.3  
Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:44.0  
  00:44.0
[BOS 63-66]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:44.0
[BOS 64-66]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.8  
  00:25.7 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:00.0 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:54 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:31 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:31  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (2 AST)  11:17
[MIA 68-64]
 
  10:52 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Arroyo (1 ST) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:27 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:21
[BOS 66-68]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  09:56 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed  09:53  
Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:52  
Haslem Layup Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Chalmers Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:50  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Wade  09:50  
Chalmers Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:41  
  09:41
[BOS 67-68]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:41
[BOS 68-68]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Wright Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:26  
  09:17
[BOS 70-68]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:17  
  09:17
[BOS 71-68]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:17  
  09:07 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Haslem Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK)  08:55  
  08:53 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Haslem Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:47  
  08:39 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:38  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
Team Rebound  08:14  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:14  
  08:03 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:01
[BOS 73-68]
Davis Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:36 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wade (3 ST) 
Haslem Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:19 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:18  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Beasley  07:18  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
Haslem Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  06:57  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:50 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:43  
Wright Substitution replaced by Richardson  06:43  
  06:43
[BOS 74-68]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Arroyo  06:43  
  06:43 Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:43  
  06:28 Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:28  
Team Rebound  06:28  
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:28
[MIA 69-74]
 
  06:13
[BOS 76-69]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (3 AST)  05:56
[MIA 71-76]
 
  05:33 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:32  
Richardson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:24  
  05:24 Timeout : Official 
  05:24 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:07
[BOS 78-71]
Garnett Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:23 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:22  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:55 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:30 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Team Rebound 
  03:30 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  03:30 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:13 Team Rebound 
Wade Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:13  
  03:13 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:13 Team Rebound 
  03:13
[BOS 79-71]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Beasley Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:55  
Beasley Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  02:55  
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beasley Substitution replaced by O'Neal  02:55  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers  02:55  
  02:34 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:33  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:58 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:56 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:46
[BOS 81-71]
Rondo Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (3 ST)  01:44  
  01:40 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:39  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST)  01:26
[MIA 73-81]
 
  01:13 Garnett Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:13 Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Wade Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (25 PTS)  01:04
[MIA 75-81]
 
  00:42.9 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:41.3 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:40.0 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:40.0 Team Rebound 
  00:40.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  00:40.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:40.0 Double Technical - Davis, Haslem 
Instant Replay - Altercation Ruling  00:40.0  
  00:40.0 Double Technical - Garnett, Richardson 
  00:40.0 Garnett Technical 
  00:40.0 Garnett Ejection:Second Technical 
  00:40.0 Garnett Substitution replaced by Allen 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Wright  00:40.0  
Wade Free Throw Technical (26 PTS)  00:40.0
[MIA 76-81]
 
Team Timeout : Short  00:40.0  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.7  
  00:34.9 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Haslem Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:33.7  
  00:33.7 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.7 Team Rebound 
  00:33.7
[BOS 82-76]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:33.7  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.0  
  00:29.8 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:28.6  
  00:28.6
[BOS 83-76]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:28.6 Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:28.5  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  00:22.9  
Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:15.8  
  00:15.8
[BOS 84-76]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:15.8
[BOS 85-76]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.3 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 8:00 pm ET
-- SunSpM Local 8:00 pm ET
-- CSN-NE Local 8:00 pm ET
canada -- TSN2 national 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIA
2 players 26.0
2 players 9.0
2 players 6.0
4 players 2.0
2 players 3.0
BOS
2 players 16.0
2 players 9.0
2 players 10.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 3.0
Heat Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .458 .397
FT% .752 .769
Points 96.5 76.0
Rebounds 41.8 40.0
Assists 18.9 18.0
Steals 7.4 9.0
Blocks 5.6 5.0
3-Point % .346 .235
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Celtics Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .483 .443
FT% .746 .786
Points 99.2 85.0
Rebounds 38.6 37.0
Assists 23.5 18.0
Steals 8.5 11.0
Blocks 4.9 6.0
3-Point % .348 .167
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 1
Miami Heat (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Anthony, Joel 11:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0
Arroyo, Carlos 33:20 3-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 6
Beasley, Michael 31:27 3-8 0-1 0-0 3 5 8 2 1 0 5 0 0 6
Chalmers, Mario 19:24 2-7 1-4 2-3 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 1 7
Haslem, Udonis 20:56 3-8 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 1 5 0 1 0 1 6
O'Neal, Jermaine 31:39 3-14 0-0 2-2 3 6 9 0 4 0 2 2 2 8
Richardson, Quentin 30:4 5-10 3-6 2-2 1 3 4 3 3 1 1 0 1 15
Wade, Dwyane 40:22 11-18 0-4 4-6 1 7 8 6 2 3 7 2 0 26
Wright, Dorell 21:36 1-7 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
Boston Celtics (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Allen, Ray 30:51 2-9 0-4 4-4 0 2 2 3 2 1 3 0 0 8
Allen, Tony 29:21 7-12 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 2 1 14
Davis, Glen 23:37 2-6 0-0 4-7 1 7 8 0 1 2 1 0 2 8
Finley, Michael 6:29 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Garnett, Kevin 33:21 6-10 0-0 3-4 1 8 9 3 2 2 1 1 0 15
Perkins, Kendrick 24:38 4-7 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 1 4 1 1 8
Pierce, Paul 35:11 4-12 1-2 7-8 0 5 5 1 1 0 1 1 1 16
Robinson, Nate 0:6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rondo, Rajon 42:54 4-11 0-0 2-2 2 5 7 10 1 2 3 0 0 10
Wallace, Rasheed 13:32 1-1 0-0 2-3 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 4

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