Click here to Skip to main content

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

8:00 PM ET - TD Garden, Boston, MA

Discuss Share Play Team Sites
MIA | BOS

102

107

FINAL

MIA
BOS
26 25 23 28 102
27 26 21 33 107

TV Companion

Recap

Inspired Celtics regain some swagger with win over Heat


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday February 4, 2010 12:21AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- For all the inconsistencies the Boston Celtics have inflicted on themselves during the past month, none have been more crippling than their weakness on the glass.

So, having lost six of their past nine amidst rumors of trades and internal turmoil, the Celtics responded with not only their best rebounding performance of the new year, but their most consistent offensive showing as well. In beating the Miami Heat, 107-102, Wednesday night, the Celtics were a team while the Heat were simply Dwyane Wade.

There was room for a little more hyperbole after that. On top of the team accolades of 15 offensive rebounds -- with a plus 10 overall margin on the boards -- and 29 assists on 37 field goals, the Celtics got the absolute best version of Kevin Garnett they've seen since his return from a knee injury.

"I'm OK," Garnett said. "I'm doing the small things, I'm trying to fulfill my role and what I have to do on this team."

With Boston's offense running through him more than usual, Garnett completed the first half with six assists and was on triple-double watch until the final minutes, winding up with a season-high nine helpers. The trendsetter, however, was Rajon Rondo.

"There's times where you're mad at Kevin for being a ball mover," Boston coach Doc Rivers said. "There are times when you say, 'let's just go ahead and shoot that one.' Him and Rondo do that at times. But that's a disease I would rather have -- overpass -- rather than the other way."

Responsible for nearly half of Boston's output with 22 points and 14 assists, Rondo reached those numbers with his traditional slice-and-dice play with a little extra thrown in, hitting 2-of-3 from beyond the arc while earning 14 attempts at the free-throw line, 11 above his average.

"It was contagious," Rondo said. "When guys are moving the ball, we are a great team. We are fun to watch. Just can't give our guys enough credit."

It was a familiar story for the Heat. As with Rondo, between his 13 assists and 30 points, Wade personally accounted for more than half of his team's points. Unlike the Boston point guard, Wade didn't have anyone making plays for him down the stretch. And often the plays they did make, like fouling Rondo on a mid-court heave at the end of the half, technicals, and fouling Kendrick Perkins in the final minute before the ball was inbounded, were wounding.

"Some of those, those are emotions and plays of passion," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We've got to show up tomorrow and fight the fight. We can't feel sorry for ourselves."

After a Ray Allen (23 points) putback late in the third quarter put the Celtics up seven, Wade kept things in hand with a quick six-point burst. But as the fourth quarter got going, Boston began sending double teams at Wade the moment he touched the ball, with most pick-and-rolls resulting in two men on Wade on the wing and a free man left for the help defense.

With the defense of their reputation -- which they have lost touch with lately -- the Boston help rotations won out. The play of the game came with 46 seconds remaining in a one-possession game. Wade tried to split two defenders and get to the rim, but recovering from a screen, Tony Allen tipped and stole the ball, forcing a foul and giving Boston a five-point lead.

"I needed that confidence," Allen said. "I was struggling offensively tonight but my bread and butter is defense."

And then the offense, with assists on eight of nine fourth-quarter field goals, closed things out with fourteen consecutive free-throw attempts.

Heat
Celtics
     
    • 52.1%

    • 48.7%

    • 39.1%

    • 37.5%

    • 77.3%

    • 69.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA BOS
Total Rebounds 7 12
Offensive Rebounds 6 15
Turnovers 13 17
Fast Break Pts: 9 11
Biggest Lead: 4 10
Points in the Paint: 44 44
MIA BOS
p Wade   30 Allen   23
rb Haslem   8 Allen   7
a Wade   13 Rondo   14
s Beasley   3 2 players   3
b O'Neal   3 Perkins   2
 
  • 10/26 - MIA @ BOS
  • 11/11 - BOS @ MIA
  • 02/13 - MIA @ BOS
  • 04/10 - BOS @ MIA
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 33:34 4-7 2-5 2-2 0 2 3 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 12
M. Beasley F 26:31 3-7 1-1 6-8 -11 0 4 4 1 4 3 2 0 0 13
J. O'Neal C 31:10 5-11 0-0 0-0 -2 1 3 4 1 4 0 3 3 2 10
D. Wade G 40:35 11-16 2-4 6-8 +6 1 4 5 13 5 1 6 2 0 30
R. Alston G 30:07 6-10 3-5 0-0 +3 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 15
U. Haslem   31:30 6-8 0-0 3-4 +1 1 7 8 0 3 1 0 1 0 15
D. Wright   16:29 2-7 0-3 0-0 -10 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
D. Cook   16:26 1-7 1-5 0-0 -3 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 3
C. Arroyo   07:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Anthony   06:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Magloire DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-73 9-23 17-22   6 25 31 22 27 8 13 7 2 102
  52.1% 39.1% 77.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Allen G 27:29 2-6 0-0 2-2 -4 4 2 6 0 4 2 2 0 2 6
K. Garnett F 30:33 6-10 0-0 2-3 +3 2 4 6 9 4 0 1 0 0 14
K. Perkins C 26:39 5-8 0-0 3-6 +5 1 4 5 0 2 0 3 2 2 13
R. Allen G 42:13 7-15 1-5 8-9 +9 1 6 7 3 2 3 3 0 0 23
R. Rondo G 44:11 6-13 2-3 8-14 +2 4 2 6 14 0 3 4 0 2 22
R. Wallace   21:08 3-10 1-4 0-0 +6 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 7
G. Davis   17:01 3-5 0-0 0-1 -1 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
E. House   23:56 5-9 2-4 4-4 +2 0 4 4 2 3 1 2 0 0 16
B. Scalabrine   05:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Walker   01:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Pierce DND - Sprained Left Midfoot
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-76 6-16 27-39   15 26 41 29 19 9 17 2 7 107
  48.7% 37.5% 69.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 17

inactive

  • Heat: Chalmers, Diawara
  • Celtics: Daniels, Giddens

technical fouls

  • Heat: Alston, O'Neal
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #33 Sean Corbin, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:50
Miami Heat (24-25) Boston Celtics (31-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs O'Neal (Garnett gains possession)
  11:44 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  11:28  
Team Rebound  11:27  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:21  
Richardson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:20
[MIA 2-0]
 
  11:01 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:00  
Wade Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  10:50  
  10:45 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:42 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:42
[BOS 2-2]
Rondo Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wade Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:25
[MIA 4-2]
 
  10:17
[BOS 4-4]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:57 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Wade Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:52  
  09:40 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Wade Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:26
[MIA 6-4]
 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:12  
  09:03 Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  09:02 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:59 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK) 
  08:58 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:55 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:54  
  08:45 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:45  
Team Rebound  08:45  
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:45
[MIA 7-4]
 
  08:38
[BOS 6-7]
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  08:17
[MIA 10-6]
 
  08:03
[BOS 8-10]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:41
[MIA 12-8]
 
  07:21
[BOS 10-12]
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Wade Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 Perkins Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:50 Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  06:40  
  06:34 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:32  
Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  06:21  
  06:16
[BOS 12-12]
Garnett Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
  05:57 Perkins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:57 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Alston 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:19 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:13
[BOS 14-12]
Allen Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  04:54  
  04:41 Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:40  
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST)  04:23
[MIA 15-14]
 
  04:04
[BOS 16-15]
Garnett Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
O'Neal Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:43  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  03:43  
  03:31
[BOS 18-15]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Alston Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:31  
Alston Substitution replaced by Wright  03:31  
  03:31 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:31  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  03:09
[MIA 17-18]
 
  02:58
[BOS 20-17]
Rondo Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST)  02:44
[MIA 19-20]
 
  02:28
[BOS 22-19]
Garnett Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Cook  02:28  
  02:28
[BOS 23-19]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  02:16 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  02:16 Allen Substitution replaced by House 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:07  
  01:56 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Beasley  01:56  
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST)  01:49
[MIA 21-23]
 
  01:37 House Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:36 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:25 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST)  01:09
[MIA 23-23]
 
  00:53.6
[BOS 25-23]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: House (1 AST) 
Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:53.6  
  00:53.6 Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:35.8  
Wright Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:35.8
[MIA 25-25]
 
  00:27.9
[BOS 27-25]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:08.5 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:08.5
[MIA 26-27]
 
  00:08.5 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:08.5  
  00:08.3 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (24-25) Boston Celtics (31-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Cook Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 House Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:27 Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cook (1 ST) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cook (1 AST)  11:15
[MIA 28-27]
 
  10:55
[BOS 29-28]
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:40 Scalabrine Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:40  
Team Rebound  10:40  
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:40
[MIA 29-29]
 
  10:18 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:17 Team Rebound 
  10:04
[BOS 31-29]
House Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:37 House Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:37 Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen 
Beasley Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:29  
Cook Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:16  
  09:05
[BOS 34-29]
House 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST) 
Cook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:House (1 ST)  08:49  
Arroyo Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  08:48  
  08:48 Timeout : Official 
  08:48
[BOS 35-29]
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:48
[BOS 36-29]
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:37 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:13 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:12  
Cook 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  07:58
[MIA 32-36]
 
  07:43 Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (2 ST) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:17
[BOS 39-32]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:55 Team Rebound 
Beasley Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:55  
Beasley Substitution replaced by O'Neal  06:55  
Cook Substitution replaced by Wade  06:55  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Alston  06:55  
  06:55 Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen 
  06:41 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:40  
  06:30 House Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Team Rebound 
O'Neal Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:18  
  06:08 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:06  
Wade Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:57
[MIA 34-39]
 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wright Substitution replaced by Richardson  05:48  
  05:48 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  05:48 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:48 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  05:37 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST) 
O'Neal Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST)  05:23
[MIA 36-39]
 
  05:08
[BOS 41-36]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
  04:56 Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  04:56 Allen Substitution replaced by House 
Wade Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:42
[MIA 38-41]
 
  04:26
[BOS 43-38]
Perkins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (5 AST) 
Alston Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:00
[MIA 40-43]
 
  03:44 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:43 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:38
[BOS 45-40]
Allen Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:33  
Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  03:18  
  03:13 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Haslem (1 BLK) 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:11  
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (6 AST)  03:05
[MIA 42-45]
 
  02:43 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
  02:38 House Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:38
[MIA 43-45]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:38
[MIA 44-45]
 
  02:25
[BOS 47-44]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Alston Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:07
[MIA 46-47]
 
  01:48 House Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:47  
Alston Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:29 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:16
[BOS 49-46]
House Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
  00:50.4 Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:50.4
[MIA 47-49]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:50.4
[MIA 48-49]
 
  00:41.1 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wade (1 BLK) 
  00:40.1 Team Rebound 
  00:26.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:25.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:25.0  
  00:25.0
[BOS 50-48]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:25.0 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:25.0  
Alston Substitution replaced by Cook  00:25.0  
  00:25.0 House Substitution replaced by Walker 
  00:25.0
[BOS 51-48]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:19.5  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (7 AST)  00:02.3
[MIA 51-51]
 
Cook Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:00.3  
  00:00.3 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  00:00.3 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.3 Team Rebound 
  00:00.3
[BOS 52-51]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  00:00.3
[BOS 53-51]
Rondo Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (24-25) Boston Celtics (31-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:26
[BOS 55-51]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Alston 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  11:06
[MIA 54-55]
 
  10:52 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:50  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:42
[MIA 56-55]
 
Beasley Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:31  
  10:31
[BOS 56-56]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  10:31 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:31  
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  10:12  
Wade Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:55  
  09:55 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:55 Team Rebound 
  09:55
[BOS 57-56]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (8 AST)  09:40
[MIA 58-57]
 
  09:09
[BOS 60-58]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Garnett (7 AST) 
Alston 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:40 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK) 
  08:39 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:34 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Alston (1 ST) 
Wade Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  08:33  
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:24  
  08:24 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:24 Team Rebound 
  08:24
[BOS 61-58]
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Wade Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:53
[BOS 63-58]
Garnett Turnaround Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:30 Garnett Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:16 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:10  
  06:56 Perkins Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:55  
Beasley Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wade (9 AST)  06:46
[MIA 60-63]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:28  
O'Neal Technical  06:28  
  06:28
[BOS 64-60]
Allen Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:28  
Alston Technical  06:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:28  
  06:28
[BOS 65-60]
Allen Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
  06:28
[BOS 66-60]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  06:28 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:28  
  06:10 Garnett Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:10
[MIA 61-66]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:10
[MIA 62-66]
 
  06:01 Allen Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:01 Allen Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wade (10 AST)  05:47
[MIA 64-66]
 
  05:31 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:30 Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beasley (3 ST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:22 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:04 Perkins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:20
[BOS 69-64]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Garnett (8 AST) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:50 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Allen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:47
[BOS 71-64]
Allen Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:47  
  03:47 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  03:47 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  03:47  
  03:27 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:27
[MIA 65-71]
 
Alston Substitution replaced by Cook  03:27  
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:27
[MIA 66-71]
 
  03:12 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:11  
Jump Ball Davis vs Haslem (Richardson gains possession)  03:10  
Wade Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST)  03:04
[MIA 68-71]
 
  02:39
[BOS 73-68]
Davis Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:21
[MIA 70-73]
 
  02:00 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Cook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:59  
Cook 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
Richardson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:38  
Richardson Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:38
[MIA 72-73]
 
Cook Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:21  
  01:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:21 Allen Substitution replaced by Walker 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright  01:21  
  01:21
[BOS 74-72]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:21 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:20 Rondo Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  00:58.9 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:57.9 Allen Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  00:37.8 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:36.4 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:33.9 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:32.5  
  00:15.4 Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:15.4  
  00:04.1 Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:04.1
[MIA 73-74]
 
  00:04.1 Davis Substitution replaced by House 
  00:04.1 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:04.1
[MIA 74-74]
 
  00:00.0 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Miami Heat (24-25) Boston Celtics (31-16)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:43  
Cook Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Beasley Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  11:21  
  11:00
[BOS 76-74]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:34 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:26  
  10:26
[BOS 77-74]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  10:26 Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:26  
  10:15 House Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Cook 3pt Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:45 Wallace Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:42
[BOS 79-74]
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:40  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Wade  09:40  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by O'Neal  09:40  
Haslem Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (11 AST)  09:21
[MIA 76-79]
 
  09:21 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  09:21
[MIA 77-79]
 
  09:03 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:02  
Cook 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:39 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:33
[BOS 82-77]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
  08:14 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  08:14
[MIA 78-82]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:14  
  08:14 Rondo Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  08:02
[BOS 84-78]
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 House Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:35 House Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Cook Substitution replaced by Richardson  07:35  
  07:35 Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:26 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:09
[BOS 86-78]
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
  06:48 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  06:44  
  06:42 House Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:36
[BOS 88-78]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:35  
Wright Substitution replaced by Alston  06:35  
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Alston (1 AST)  06:17
[MIA 81-88]
 
  05:53 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:52  
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Alston (2 AST)  05:39
[MIA 83-88]
 
  05:18 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:17 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:11 Rondo Turnover : Double Dribble (3 TO) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wade (12 AST)  05:00
[MIA 86-88]
 
  04:41
[BOS 91-86]
House 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Allen (3 ST)  04:18  
  04:14
[BOS 93-86]
House Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Garnett (9 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 House Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:37 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:37  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  03:23  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:22  
O'Neal Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:20
[MIA 88-93]
 
  03:04 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wade (2 BLK) 
  03:03 Team Rebound 
  02:53
[BOS 95-88]
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: House (2 AST) 
Haslem Driving Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Alston (3 AST)  02:39
[MIA 90-95]
 
  02:39 Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:39  
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  02:39
[MIA 91-95]
 
  02:27 House Substitution replaced by Allen 
  02:27 Jump Ball Rondo vs Haslem (O'Neal gains possession) 
  02:27 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Haslem (1 ST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Team Rebound 
  02:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:05 Allen Substitution replaced by House 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:48  
  01:48
[BOS 96-91]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:48 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:47  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wade (13 AST)  01:36
[MIA 94-96]
 
Wade Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:22  
  01:22
[BOS 97-94]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:22 House Substitution replaced by Allen 
  01:22 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:22  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Rondo Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  00:47.9 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:46.9  
Wade Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  00:36.9  
Haslem Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:36.5  
  00:36.5
[BOS 98-94]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:36.5
[BOS 99-94]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:36.5  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Cook  00:36.5  
  00:36.5 Perkins Substitution replaced by House 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.8  
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:32.4  
  00:31.5 Garnett Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:31.5  
Team Rebound  00:31.5  
  00:31.5 Allen Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:31.5
[MIA 95-99]
 
Richardson Foul : Away From Play (2 PF)  00:31.5  
  00:31.5
[BOS 100-95]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Wade Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:30.2  
  00:30.2
[BOS 101-95]
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:30.2 Perkins Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:30.2
[BOS 102-95]
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Alston Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.2  
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:23.2  
Wade Putback Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS)  00:23.2
[MIA 97-102]
 
  00:23.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wade Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:19.2  
  00:19.2 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:19.2 Team Rebound 
  00:19.2
[BOS 103-97]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Alston Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:12.1
[MIA 99-103]
 
Cook Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:11.6  
  00:11.6
[BOS 104-99]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:11.6
[BOS 105-99]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS)  00:06.1
[MIA 102-105]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:04.9  
  00:04.9
[BOS 106-102]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:04.9
[BOS 107-102]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Cook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
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 RTV 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 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.