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Celtics quiet doubts with series-clinching win over Heat


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday April 27, 2010 11:50PM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- "The better team won the series."

Those are the words of Dwyane Wade following his team's 96-86 season-ending defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics. And after the Celtics were able to double-team Wade into oblivion as the Miami Heat floundered during a second-half comeback, it became abundantly clear that Wade is right.

But to Miami's credit, the team fought through two Boston runs and never folded.

"We just talked about not letting it go. We just had so much fight in us that we just continued to fight even when they went on a run," said longtime Heat player Udonis Haslem.

"I love each and every one of these guys for how we came together and how we played this season, when the chips were stacked against us and when people never gave us a chance. "

The first round was the extent of the expectations for a Heat team full of free agents, but the Celtics were built for this season. They were supposed to advance in the playoffs, and the question is, after struggling with inconsistencies for most of the regular season, did Boston's five-game performance against Miami quiet any doubts?

For the most part, yes.

"We are playing as good of basketball as we have been playing all season long, and we are ready," Paul Pierce said.

"They are coming together at a very opportune time," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Lacking a better term, the Celtics managed to be consistently consistent in this series, with only a couple bumps in the road such as a turnover-prone first quarter in Game 4. While quarter-to-quarter slippage plagued Boston during the regular season, its focus was tested and proven against a Heat squad that overcame a 21-point, third-quarter deficit.

"So much of it is overstated," Spoelstra said of the concerns surrounding Boston. "They understand what the moment is. That's probably the most mentally tough team of any team we played all year."

The contradiction is that Miami came back, using a 19-4 run to claw within three early in the fourth quarter. You could sense the anxiety growing in a TD Garden crowd that had, time after time, seen the Celtics implode in the second half.

"I was a little disappointed at the end of the third because I thought it was our focus," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "It's very dangerous."

But this run felt different. Miami was testing the limits of the law of averages, using another barrage of 3-pointers -- just as in Game 4 -- to come back. It was not only an unsustainable offense, but the Celtics weren't being outworked, only weathering the final blow from a team on its last gasp.

"We pushed the lead, we just didn't step on them like we wanted to," Pierce said.

Not only did the Celtics avoid past mistakes -- though still allowing 16 second-chance points -- they were a better team than before, assisting on 28 of their 35 field goals and getting late contributions off the bench from Glen Davis (seven points). They executed their offense, getting Ray Allen the sets he needed to score 10 assisted points in the fourth, and they backed up their frequent trash talk, with Kevin Garnett briefly showing off the now-rare one-man press during a momentum swing.

The asterisk on all of this is that it was against a Miami team that lacked the ability to consistently test Boston outside of Wade. The Celtics now have to face a vastly superior Cleveland Cavaliers team without home-court advantage and, in essence, prove everything all over again.

"It's a huge mountain we are going to have to climb," Pierce said. "But I think this team is ready to face the test."

As for the Heat, well, they're up a creek and it's going to be a couple months before they know if they'll have a paddle or not. A paddle that was visibly frustrated as the season came to an end.

"This will be my last first-round exit for a while, I can tell you that," Wade said. "It's tough losing in the first round and, as a competitor like I am, I have to hold back my anger. But I look and understand that these moments make you grow. These moments show the person you are."

Heat
Celtics
     
    • 39.2%

    • 48.6%

    • 25.0%

    • 58.3%

    • 86.4%

    • 86.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA BOS
Total Rebounds 12 3
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Turnovers 18 16
Fast Break Pts: 2 12
Biggest Lead: 3 21
Points in the Paint: 32 38
MIA BOS
p Wade   31 Allen   24
rb Haslem   10 2 players   8
a Wade   10 Rondo   12
s Beasley   3 Rondo   4
b 2 players   2 Perkins   3
 
  • 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 38:40 2-8 0-3 0-0 -10 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 4
M. Beasley F 13:34 0-3 0-0 2-2 -7 1 2 3 1 0 3 3 0 2 2
J. O'Neal C 26:26 3-10 0-0 1-2 -5 2 2 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 7
D. Wade G 45:38 10-24 2-7 9-10 -8 2 6 8 10 3 1 7 2 1 31
C. Arroyo G 17:54 4-4 0-0 0-0 -12 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 8
M. Chalmers   30:39 6-13 3-8 5-6 +3 0 4 4 1 4 0 3 0 0 20
J. Anthony   19:48 3-3 0-0 0-0 -4 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 2 0 6
U. Haslem   34:54 2-9 0-0 2-2 -4 4 6 10 0 4 0 1 1 1 6
D. Wright   12:28 1-5 0-2 0-0 -3 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 2
D. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Magloire DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-79 5-20 19-22   11 27 38 18 21 6 18 7 6 86
  39.2% 25.0% 86.4%   team rebs: 12 total to: 20
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 46:14 8-13 2-4 3-5 +13 1 6 7 6 3 0 4 2 1 21
K. Garnett F 36:26 4-8 0-0 6-7 +13 1 7 8 3 5 3 3 1 0 14
K. Perkins C 25:56 4-8 0-0 0-0 +16 2 4 6 2 3 0 4 3 1 8
R. Allen G 40:18 9-15 5-6 1-1 +19 0 3 3 3 5 2 1 0 0 24
R. Rondo G 44:10 6-16 0-1 4-4 +15 3 5 8 12 1 4 2 0 3 16
G. Davis   24:29 2-6 0-1 3-3 -4 0 3 3 2 3 2 1 0 0 7
R. Wallace   09:08 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
T. Allen   08:44 1-4 0-0 2-2 -10 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 4
M. Finley   04:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-72 7-12 19-22   7 31 38 28 24 11 16 6 7 96
  48.6% 58.3% 86.4%   team rebs: 3 total to: 16

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Heat: --
  • Celtics: Perkins

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #9 Derrick Stafford, #19 James Capers
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:19
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs O'Neal (Rondo gains possession)
  11:40
[BOS 2-0]
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST)  11:18
[MIA 2-2]
 
  11:07 O'Neal Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  11:07
[BOS 4-2]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  10:52  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:51  
  10:48 Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:48
[MIA 3-4]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:48
[MIA 4-4]
 
  10:37
[BOS 6-4]
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:01 Perkins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:36 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  09:30
[MIA 6-6]
 
  09:13 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  08:58  
  08:56 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:52
[BOS 8-6]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:15
[BOS 10-6]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Arroyo Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:01
[MIA 8-10]
 
  07:40 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:40  
  07:40 Allen Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  07:27 Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:27  
Team Rebound  07:27  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:27
[MIA 9-10]
 
  07:15 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (2 ST) 
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:07
[MIA 11-10]
 
  06:54
[BOS 12-11]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
O'Neal Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:27 Perkins Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:27 Perkins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:13
[MIA 13-12]
 
  05:47 Garnett Layup Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:46  
Wade Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:39
[MIA 15-12]
 
  05:25
[BOS 14-15]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  05:07  
Team Rebound  05:07  
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:47
[BOS 16-15]
Rondo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  04:28  
  04:12 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (3 ST) 
Beasley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:10  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers  04:10  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:10  
  04:03 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:01 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:00  
Chalmers Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST)  03:51
[MIA 17-16]
 
  03:34
[BOS 19-17]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:07
[BOS 21-17]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42
[BOS 23-17]
Perkins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  02:38  
  02:38 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST)  02:23
[MIA 19-23]
 
  02:04 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:03  
Richardson Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST)  01:56
[MIA 21-23]
 
  01:35
[BOS 25-21]
Perkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:09 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:04
[BOS 27-21]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  00:45.9  
  00:40.8 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Wade (1 BLK) 
  00:38.9 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:36.2
[BOS 29-21]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.8  
Team Rebound  00:12.2  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:12.2  
  00:12.2 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright  00:12.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:38 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  11:20 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:18 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:16  
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Chalmers Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:59  
  10:51 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  10:32  
  10:26
[BOS 31-21]
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:18  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Wade  10:18  
Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal  10:18  
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST)  10:06
[MIA 23-31]
 
  09:42 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:41  
  09:35 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:24
[MIA 25-31]
 
  09:04 Allen Layup Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:03  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:54 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:48 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:47  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  08:31  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:30  
Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  08:26  
  08:23 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  08:23 Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00
[BOS 33-25]
Wallace Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
Team Rebound  07:31  
Wright Substitution replaced by Richardson  07:31  
Chalmers Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST)  07:21
[MIA 27-33]
 
  07:21 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:21 Allen Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:21
[MIA 28-33]
 
  07:13 Allen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:53  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:45  
  06:37 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:37 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  06:37 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  06:28 Garnett Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Chalmers Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  06:28
[MIA 29-33]
 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:12  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:10 Perkins Technical 
Chalmers Free Throw Technical Missed  06:10  
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  05:55 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  05:52 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:52
[BOS 35-29]
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:40 Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:40  
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:22 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:21 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:21
[BOS 37-29]
Rondo Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Haslem Layup Shot: Missed  05:02  
Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:02  
  04:54 Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:54  
Team Rebound  04:54  
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Wright  04:54  
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:54
[MIA 30-37]
 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:36  
  04:36
[BOS 38-30]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Beasley  04:36  
  04:36
[BOS 39-30]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  04:26  
Haslem Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:19  
  04:19
[BOS 40-30]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:19 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:18  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  04:08  
Wade Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:08  
Haslem Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:08  
Wright Substitution replaced by Arroyo  04:08  
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:55  
  03:55
[BOS 41-30]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:55
[BOS 42-30]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:48  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:32
[MIA 32-42]
 
  03:14 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:13  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:05 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:01 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:59  
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (6 AST)  02:52
[MIA 34-42]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:39  
  02:39
[BOS 43-34]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:39
[BOS 44-34]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
Team Rebound  02:22  
  02:22 Garnett Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:22
[MIA 35-44]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:22
[MIA 36-44]
 
  02:09 Perkins Hook Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:07  
Wade Layup Shot: Missed  01:46  
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:45  
Wade Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:45
[MIA 38-44]
 
  01:21 Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  00:59.0 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:50.1
[BOS 46-38]
Pierce Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Arroyo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  00:39.8  
Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:37.4  
  00:37.4
[BOS 47-38]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:37.4 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
  00:37.4 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:37.4
[BOS 48-38]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST)  00:33.9  
  00:29.8 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wade (2 BLK) 
  00:27.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:23.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  00:23.5  
  00:23.5 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Wright  00:23.5  
  00:07.9 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.4 Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:05.4 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:04.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:28
[BOS 51-38]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Haslem Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (1 AST)  11:07
[MIA 40-51]
 
  10:46
[BOS 53-40]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  10:21  
  10:19 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Arroyo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:14  
  10:04 Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:02  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (2 BLK)  09:52  
  09:50 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:47 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (7 AST)  09:38
[MIA 42-53]
 
  09:22
[BOS 56-42]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (2 AST)  09:06
[MIA 44-56]
 
  08:46
[BOS 58-44]
Garnett Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:46  
  08:46
[BOS 59-44]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (3 AST)  08:27
[MIA 46-59]
 
  08:08
[BOS 62-46]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wade Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK)  07:41  
Team Rebound  07:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:41  
  07:24
[BOS 65-46]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:23  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers  07:23  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  07:14  
  06:56
[BOS 67-46]
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:20 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:18  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  05:59
[MIA 49-67]
 
  05:37 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST) 
  05:29 Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST)  05:23
[MIA 52-67]
 
  05:08 Perkins Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  05:08 Perkins Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:52 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:45  
  04:45
[BOS 68-52]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:45
[BOS 69-52]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
Haslem Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:30  
Haslem Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:30
[MIA 54-69]
 
  04:03 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:03  
  03:51 Allen Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  03:51 Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:51
[MIA 55-69]
 
  03:51 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:51
[MIA 56-69]
 
  03:39 Allen Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:39 Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:22 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:18  
  02:58 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK) 
Haslem Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:57  
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:49
[MIA 59-69]
 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:48 Rondo Substitution replaced by Finley 
  02:29 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Haslem (1 BLK) 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:26  
Wade 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:18
[MIA 62-69]
 
  02:18 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  01:54 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:54  
  01:54 Davis Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Wade Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:40  
Wade Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:40  
  01:19 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:18  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Garnett (3 ST)  00:56.9  
Chalmers Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:53.5  
  00:53.5 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  00:53.5
[BOS 70-62]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  00:53.5  
  00:53.5
[BOS 71-62]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:40.2 Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS)  00:40.2
[MIA 63-71]
 
Wade Substitution replaced by Wright  00:40.2  
Chalmers Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS)  00:40.2
[MIA 64-71]
 
Chalmers Free Throw 3 of 3 (15 PTS)  00:40.2
[MIA 65-71]
 
  00:19.9 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:18.7  
Chalmers Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  00:01.6  
Chalmers Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:01.6  
End of 3rd Quarter
Miami Heat (47-36) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[BOS 73-65]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  11:22  
Team Rebound  11:22  
  11:22 Davis Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Wade Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  11:14
[MIA 67-73]
 
  10:57 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:56  
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
Haslem Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  10:39  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:26 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (2 BLK) 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:25  
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  10:14
[MIA 69-73]
 
  10:14 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  10:14 Finley Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  10:14
[MIA 70-73]
 
  10:01
[BOS 75-70]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Chalmers Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:01  
  10:01
[BOS 76-70]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
  09:50 Allen Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  09:50
[MIA 71-76]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  09:50
[MIA 72-76]
 
  09:29
[BOS 78-72]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:29  
  09:29
[BOS 79-72]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  09:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:21  
  09:21 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Wade Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:11  
  09:06 Davis Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:06 Davis Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wade (8 AST)  08:47
[MIA 74-79]
 
  08:20
[BOS 82-74]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:42 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:41  
  07:21 Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:21
[MIA 75-82]
 
Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal  07:21  
Wright Substitution replaced by Richardson  07:21  
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:21
[MIA 76-82]
 
  07:01
[BOS 84-76]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST) 
Wade Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:34
[BOS 86-76]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:34  
Haslem Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  06:20  
Haslem Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:20  
  06:04
[BOS 88-76]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:34 Timeout : Official 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  05:34  
  05:26 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:25  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:12  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:12  
  04:53 Pierce Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (9 AST)  04:37
[MIA 78-88]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:19  
  04:19
[BOS 89-78]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:19
[BOS 90-78]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wade Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:51 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:50  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:40  
Wade Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO)  03:38  
Richardson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:20  
  03:20 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  03:20
[BOS 91-78]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 3 (19 PTS) 
  03:20 Pierce Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  03:20 Team Rebound 
  03:20 Pierce Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:19  
Chalmers Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:03  
Anthony Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:01
[MIA 80-91]
 
  02:43 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:42 Team Rebound 
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:35 Garnett Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:35 Garnett Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  02:29
[MIA 82-91]
 
  02:29 Pierce Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 (31 PTS)  02:29
[MIA 83-91]
 
  02:09
[BOS 94-83]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Wade (10 AST)  01:52
[MIA 86-94]
 
  01:41 Garnett Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  01:41 Garnett Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  01:35  
  01:18
[BOS 96-86]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Wright  01:18  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:48.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:47.8  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.9 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:15.9 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:14.9  
Chalmers Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.8  
  00:01.9 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
End of 4th Quarter
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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
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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