Celtics 93 - Heat 91 in overtime..
With the way this game went, there was no doubt that Miami was going to go for the kill shot when it had the opportunity. Down by two points with 14 seconds remaining, Dwyane Wade held for the final shot. Marquis Daniels picked up Wade in a switch and the Heat guard freed himself with a shot-fake. Wade got a clean look from the top of the key at the buzzer, but the shot rimmed out and the C’s prevailed, 93-91. The series is now tied at 2 and shifts to Miami for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23 points while Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists, mostly during a beautiful first half which saw the C’s open a lead as large as 18 points. LeBron James had 29 points to lead all scorers, while Wade finished with 20 after another brutal start.
There wasn’t much offense in overtime, at least in part because the best scorer on each team fouled out. Pierce was the first to go, picking up his sixth foul for bumping Shane Battier while posting up in the first minute of overtime. James got the boot for muscling Mickael Pietrus while fighting for post position with 1:51 remaining.
Udonis Haslem scored the first bucket of the extra session on a driving dunk. Daniels answered with 1-of-2 free throws and then the Celtics went ahead on a driving floater by Rondo with 2:34 left. Neither team scored for the next two minutes as both teams tightened up defensively. Rondo gave the C’s a slight cushion with a free throw with 21 seconds remaining to take a 93-91 lead setting up Wade for his attempt at a game-winner.
Source : bostonherald
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