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Pierce's buzzer-beater gives C's comfortable 3-0 series lead


By Chris Perkins, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday April 24, 2010 12:20AM

MIAMI (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Heat wasn't winning this playoff game, and there's almost no way it wins this series. Boston is too good, too confident and too far in Miami's head.

And now the Celtics, whose own players raised doubts about the team a few months ago, seem to be approaching the form that won them a title just two years ago.

"The Celtics are starting to play well," Boston center Kendrick Perkins said.

The fact that Celtics forward Paul Pierce hit a 21-foot jumper as time expired to deliver a dramatic 100-98 Game 3 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena Friday only tells part of the story of how Boston has taken a commanding 3-0 lead in this first-round playoff series.

"We're a veteran team," said Pierce, whose step-back jumper over Miami's Dorell Wright was good as soon as it left his hand, "and we don't get rattled, especially in crucial situations."

The full story of this best-of-seven series is Boston began preparing to win this game, and likely this series, years ago with demoralizing regular season victories against Miami. The Celtics, after all have won 14 of their last 15 games against the Heat.

You want snapshots? In November, Boston closed the game on a 14-3 run to defeat Miami, 92-85. In January, Boston tied the game with six-tenths of a second left and won it, 112-106, in overtime. In February, Boston simply won, 107-102. In Game 1, it went on a 21-0 run in the first half and closed the game on a 34-10 run.

Those losses have stuck with the Heat; the victories have resonated with the Celtics.

That brings things back around to Friday and the suddenly resurgent Celtics. Boston, which lost seven of its final 10 regular-season games and seemed headed for playoff normalcy, has re-gained its championship-contending swagger.

Miami even sounds defeated.

"Their team is good," said Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who left the game for good with a left leg cramp with 11.7 seconds left and the score tied at 98. "They have a lot of veteran guys that step up to the billing."

Wade ended with a game-high 34 points and eight assists, and he got help from forwards Michael Beasley (16 points), Dorell Wright (15 points) and Udonis Haslem (10 points, eight rebounds) and guard Mario Chalmers (10 points).

But Wade didn't get any help from center Jermaine O'Neal (two points on 1-for-7 shooting), who is now 5-for-31 (.161) in the series.

Plus, Wade, who was dazzling, was fighting leg cramps. They started with about five minutes left in the game and left Wade almost powerless down the stretch.

"I had nothing," he said. "I was trying to fight through it and pass to my teammates."

While that was going on Boston was hitting the Heat from all sides. Pierce torched Miami with 32 points. Guard Ray Allen, who had 25 points in Game 2, had 25 again in Game 3. Guard Rajon Rondo had 17 points and eight assists. Even Perkins, who was 0-for-4 from the field, contributed a game-high 12 rebounds. Although the Celtics only shot .468 from the field they seemed to control the game all night, taking an 80-72 lead into the fourth quarter.

Once in the final period the Celtics made all the right plays. Garnett had a sweet turnaround jumper on the baseline. Pierce hit a three-pointer. Rondo had a driving layup.

But even with all that, Wade kept Miami in the game. And then came the leg cramp. Wade had just attempted a jumper when the cramp sent him to the floor in agony with 11.7 seconds left and the game tied at 98.

"I kind of knew once I was on the floor that cramp was not going away," said Wade, who was assisted off the court by teammates.

That's when Pierce took center stage. He took the inbounds pass got to the right elbow and took his step-back jumper. There was no doubt. Game over, and, most likely, series over. There was no way the Heat was winning.

"That's The Truth," Perkins said of Pierce. "He lives for games like this."

Celtics
Heat
     
    • 46.8%

    • 50.6%

    • 34.8%

    • 33.3%

    • 78.3%

    • 82.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS MIA
Total Rebounds 7 9
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Turnovers 14 16
Fast Break Pts: 21 11
Biggest Lead: 9 5
Points in the Paint: 28 42
BOS MIA
p Pierce   32 Wade   34
rb Perkins   12 Haslem   8
a Rondo   8 Wade   8
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b Perkins   2 Wade   2
 
  • 10/26 - MIA @ BOS
  • 11/11 - BOS @ MIA
  • 02/13 - MIA @ BOS
  • 04/10 - BOS @ MIA
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 43:47 11-23 4-10 6-8 -6 0 8 8 3 4 1 3 0 0 32
K. Garnett F 35:22 7-14 0-0 2-2 -13 2 4 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 16
K. Perkins C 30:53 0-4 0-0 0-0 -10 4 8 12 0 4 0 5 2 3 0
R. Allen G 37:47 8-16 4-11 5-7 -7 1 2 3 5 3 1 0 0 0 25
R. Rondo G 43:55 7-16 0-1 3-4 +8 3 2 5 8 4 2 4 0 1 17
G. Davis   18:54 1-1 0-0 2-2 +14 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 4
T. Allen   14:18 2-4 0-1 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4
R. Wallace   10:39 1-1 0-0 0-0 +11 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
M. Finley   04:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 +10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-79 8-23 18-23   11 27 38 19 23 9 14 2 4 100
  46.8% 34.8% 78.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15
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 16:53 2-6 1-4 0-0 -4 0 2 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 5
M. Beasley F 29:25 7-11 0-0 2-3 +6 2 4 6 0 3 0 2 0 0 16
J. O'Neal C 19:23 1-7 0-0 0-0 -4 2 2 4 2 2 2 1 1 0 2
D. Wade G 43:15 14-26 3-11 3-3 +5 2 3 5 8 4 2 5 2 0 34
C. Arroyo G 19:12 1-4 0-0 0-0 -1 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
D. Wright   31:19 4-5 2-2 5-5 0 1 3 4 5 0 1 1 0 0 15
U. Haslem   34:04 4-8 0-0 2-4 +2 1 7 8 2 3 0 2 0 1 10
J. Anthony   13:08 2-2 0-0 0-0 -8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
M. Chalmers   33:21 4-8 0-1 2-2 -6 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 10
D. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Magloire DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-77 6-18 14-17   9 25 34 20 21 7 16 4 2 98
  50.6% 33.3% 82.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 18

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Heat: Wade

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 14

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #42 Eric Lewis, #22 Bill Spooner
  • Attendance: 19500
  • Duration: 2:38
Boston Celtics (51-32) Miami Heat (47-36)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Perkins (Arroyo gains possession)
  11:44 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:12  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  10:52
[BOS 2-0]
 
  10:27
[MIA 2-2]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:13 Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:01
[BOS 4-2]
 
  09:32 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:11 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:09
[MIA 4-4]
Wade Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:39  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  08:38  
Team Rebound  08:37  
  08:34 Beasley Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Hook Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:13 Richardson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  08:12  
  08:06
[MIA 6-4]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:38 Beasley Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:37 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:34 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:33  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  07:28
[BOS 7-6]
 
  07:12 Arroyo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:11  
Rondo Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  07:08
[BOS 9-6]
 
  06:48 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  06:44  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:43  
  06:43 Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:43  
Team Rebound  06:43  
  06:43 Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:43
[BOS 10-6]
 
  06:28
[MIA 8-10]
Wade Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:11
[MIA 10-10]
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:58 Beasley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:58
[BOS 11-10]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:58
[BOS 12-10]
 
  05:32
[MIA 12-12]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Perkins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:08  
  04:50 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:49 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:48
[MIA 14-12]
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:26
[MIA 16-12]
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:26  
  04:26 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  04:26 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  04:26  
  04:26
[MIA 17-12]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  04:17
[BOS 14-17]
 
  03:56
[MIA 19-14]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
  03:50 Haslem Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:50
[BOS 15-19]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:50
[BOS 16-19]
 
  03:32
[MIA 21-16]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:09 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:08  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:02
[BOS 18-21]
 
  02:45 Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:44 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Allen  02:39  
Allen Substitution replaced by Wallace  02:39  
  02:39
[MIA 22-18]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:39
[MIA 23-18]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:15
[BOS 20-23]
 
  02:00
[MIA 25-20]
Wade Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Allen Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  01:39
[BOS 22-25]
 
  01:16 Wade Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:14  
Anthony Violation:Defensive Goaltending  01:06  
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:06
[BOS 24-25]
 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:47.5  
  00:47.5
[MIA 26-24]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:47.5
[MIA 27-24]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Rondo Hook Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.6 Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:28.8
[MIA 29-24]
Wright Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:06.9
[BOS 27-29]
 
  00:02.0 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Miami Heat (47-36)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Davis Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:46  
  11:30 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:29 Team Rebound 
Pierce Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:29  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Finley  11:29  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  11:29  
  11:19 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:18 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:13 Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover 
Rondo Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:00  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:00  
  10:43 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Finley (1 ST) 
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:37
[BOS 29-29]
 
  10:17
[MIA 31-29]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  10:00
[BOS 31-31]
 
Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:47  
  09:33 Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
  09:30 Arroyo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:30
[BOS 32-31]
 
  09:30 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Wade 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:30
[BOS 33-31]
 
Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:15  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  09:15  
  09:06 Haslem Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:49  
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST)  08:47  
  08:38 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:38  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  08:15
[BOS 35-31]
 
  07:55 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:54  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:45
[BOS 37-31]
 
  07:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:45 Wright Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:35  
  07:22 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
Finley Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:16  
Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett  07:16  
  07:16 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen  07:16  
  07:10 Chalmers Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:10
[BOS 38-31]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:10
[BOS 39-31]
 
  06:56
[MIA 34-39]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Haslem (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST)  06:45  
  06:29 Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  06:24
[BOS 41-34]
 
  06:04
[MIA 36-41]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:04  
  06:04 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:03  
  05:49 Chalmers Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:27
[MIA 38-41]
Richardson Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:23  
Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo  05:23  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:00 Wade Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:52 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:51  
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:35  
  04:35
[MIA 39-41]
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:35
[MIA 40-41]
Chalmers Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (5 AST)  04:25
[BOS 43-40]
 
  04:02 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:01 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:59
[MIA 42-43]
Beasley Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  03:47 Beasley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:47  
Team Rebound  03:47  
  03:47 Beasley Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:47
[BOS 44-42]
 
  03:34 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  03:26 Richardson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:26  
Team Rebound  03:26  
  03:26 Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:26
[BOS 45-42]
 
  03:14 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:13  
  03:12 Wade Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:12  
Team Rebound  03:12  
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:12
[BOS 46-42]
 
  02:59
[MIA 44-46]
Chalmers Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  02:50  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:49  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:15 Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:14  
Rondo Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  02:12  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:12  
  02:12 Team Timeout : Short 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen  02:12  
  01:59 Haslem Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:58  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  01:50
[BOS 48-44]
 
  01:33
[MIA 46-48]
Chalmers Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:59.9 Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:58.9  
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:49.9 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:35.7
[MIA 49-48]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Haslem (2 AST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wade (1 BLK)  00:13.5  
  00:12.1 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (51-32) Miami Heat (47-36)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:29  
  11:09 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:08 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:07
[MIA 51-48]
Beasley Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Perkins Hook Shot: Missed Block: Wade (2 BLK)  10:53  
Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:51  
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST)  10:50  
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:44  
  10:44
[MIA 52-48]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:44
[MIA 53-48]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  10:24
[BOS 51-53]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:09  
  10:01 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:00  
Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:O'Neal (2 ST)  09:54  
  09:46 O'Neal Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:46 O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:20
[BOS 53-53]
 
  09:08
[MIA 56-53]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:52  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:27
[MIA 58-53]
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  08:14
[BOS 56-58]
 
  08:01 Wade Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:01 Wade Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  07:54 Arroyo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:38 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:37 O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:33
[MIA 61-56]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:16
[BOS 58-61]
 
  06:56 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:55  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  06:38
[BOS 60-61]
 
  06:22 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Rondo Running Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:18
[BOS 62-61]
 
  06:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:03 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:55  
  05:55 O'Neal Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:34
[BOS 64-61]
 
  05:12
[MIA 64-64]
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST) 
  04:55 Richardson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:55 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  04:55 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
  04:55 Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  04:55  
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:48 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:40 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:39  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:29
[MIA 66-64]
Chalmers Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  04:06
[BOS 66-66]
 
  04:06 Chalmers Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  04:06 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  04:06
[BOS 67-66]
 
  03:48
[MIA 68-67]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (6 AST) 
Pierce Dunk Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:27 Team Rebound 
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  03:27  
Davis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:18  
  03:02 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Rondo Hook Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  02:46  
  02:45 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:40 Wade Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  02:34
[BOS 69-68]
 
  02:12
[MIA 70-69]
Wade Running Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:53  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:39  
Team Rebound  01:39  
  01:39 Haslem Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:39
[BOS 70-70]
 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace  01:39  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:39
[BOS 71-70]
 
  01:18 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:18  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:57.9
[BOS 73-70]
 
  00:43.8 Chalmers Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST) 
Pierce Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  00:39.4
[BOS 75-70]
 
  00:39.4 Wade Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  00:39.4
[BOS 76-70]
 
  00:39.4 Wade Technical 
Pierce Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  00:39.4
[BOS 77-70]
 
  00:32.9
[MIA 72-77]
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:24.7  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  00:01.7
[BOS 80-72]
 
  00:00.3 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Wallace Foul : Personal (4 PF)  11:45  
  11:31 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:30  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:55
[MIA 74-80]
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:38
[BOS 82-74]
 
  10:18
[MIA 76-82]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  09:58
[BOS 85-76]
 
  09:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:57 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Wade 
Rondo Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:47  
  09:32
[MIA 78-85]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wade (2 ST)  09:15  
  09:10
[MIA 80-85]
Wade Running Dunk Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  08:50  
  08:34 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:33  
Pierce Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  08:24  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:24  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  08:24  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  08:24  
  08:08
[MIA 82-85]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wade (7 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:47
[BOS 87-82]
 
  07:25
[MIA 84-87]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:11  
Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins  07:11  
  07:02 Wade Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:01  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:52 Haslem Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:28
[BOS 89-84]
 
  06:11 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  06:00 Wright Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:59  
Perkins Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:55  
Perkins Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  05:55  
  05:55 Timeout : Official 
Perkins Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  05:46  
  05:46
[MIA 85-89]
Wright Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:33  
  05:33
[MIA 86-89]
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:33 Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:32  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:16
[BOS 91-86]
 
  05:02
[MIA 88-91]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover  04:41  
  04:26 Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:25  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:00
[MIA 90-91]
Wade Running Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Team Rebound 
Pierce Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  03:46  
  03:46
[MIA 91-91]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:46
[MIA 92-91]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:39 Wade Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Rondo Hook Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:17 Wade Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (5 TO) 
  03:06 Haslem Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:06  
Team Rebound  03:06  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  03:06
[BOS 92-92]
 
  02:50
[MIA 94-92]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wright (5 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  02:30
[BOS 95-94]
 
Perkins Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:10  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:10  
  02:10 Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:10 Team Rebound 
  02:10
[MIA 95-95]
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:45  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  01:42
[BOS 98-95]
 
  01:29
[MIA 98-98]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wade (8 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  01:07  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:47.0 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:46.0  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:46.0  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.6  
  00:33.6 Team Rebound 
  00:13.9 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:12.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.7  
  00:11.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Finley  00:11.7  
  00:11.7 Wade Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS)  00:00.0
[BOS 100-98]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
MIA
2 players 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6
Heat Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .458 .435
FT% .752 .731
Points 96.5 87.6
Rebounds 41.8 37.6
Assists 18.9 17.6
Steals 7.4 7.0
Blocks 5.6 5.0
3-Point % .346 .374
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Celtics Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .483 .474
FT% .746 .764
Points 99.2 95.8
Rebounds 38.6 39.6
Assists 23.5 22.0
Steals 8.5 9.6
Blocks 4.9 4.4
3-Point % .348 .439
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 5
Miami Heat (1-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Anthony, Joel 78:34 5-7 0-0 3-4 6 3 9 1 9 2 1 5 1 13
Arroyo, Carlos 114:32 12-26 0-1 2-2 2 7 9 11 9 3 3 0 1 26
Beasley, Michael 135:01 22-49 1-2 7-9 10 19 29 3 10 4 13 0 4 52
Chalmers, Mario 130:31 18-40 7-20 11-13 1 8 9 13 18 3 12 0 2 54
Haslem, Udonis 141:41 13-37 0-0 4-6 9 28 37 4 18 1 5 1 3 30
Jones, James 8:37 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Magloire, Jamaal 4:30 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
O'Neal, Jermaine 116:37 9-44 0-0 3-7 10 18 28 5 13 4 7 10 4 21
Richardson, Quentin 148:41 18-45 9-22 4-5 1 18 19 8 16 8 5 1 3 49
Wade, Dwyane 209:49 62-110 15-37 27-40 6 22 28 34 16 8 26 8 2 166
Wright, Dorell 111:30 9-25 2-8 5-5 2 17 19 9 3 2 6 0 1 25
Boston Celtics (4-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Allen, Ray 176:33 33-63 19-36 12-17 2 11 13 17 18 5 9 0 0 97
Allen, Tony 83:16 14-28 0-1 4-5 2 5 7 2 9 8 4 3 3 32
Daniels, Marquis 6:07 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Davis, Glen 111:49 12-27 0-1 20-25 3 21 24 4 6 6 4 0 7 44
Finley, Michael 43:50 4-10 2-5 2-2 0 3 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 12
Garnett, Kevin 142:22 26-45 0-0 11-15 6 29 35 10 10 7 8 2 0 63
Perkins, Kendrick 137:03 13-28 0-0 3-6 10 28 38 6 13 1 16 11 7 29
Pierce, Paul 193:11 32-70 11-27 23-30 2 26 28 16 13 3 13 4 2 98
Robinson, Nate 12:16 3-7 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 7
Rondo, Rajon 209:34 28-66 3-6 15-18 9 22 31 51 11 12 15 1 6 74
Wallace, Rasheed 65:33 6-15 0-2 7-9 0 10 10 2 11 1 1 1 0 19
Williams, Shelden 18:28 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

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