Celtics shoot by Heat
The Celtics were hot all game long, and their 61 percent shooting from the field led them to a 115-107 win over the Heat in Miami Sunday afternoon, 9 days after beating them at home.
Boston shot a whopping 64 percent from the three-point line and 80 percent from the foul line to complement that excellent field goal percentage, and outrebounded and outassisted the Heat in route to their victory.
Out of the 23 assists the Celtics had, point guard Rajon Rondo ended up with 15, along with 18 points and 4 rebounds.
Stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce had 24 and 27 points respectively, both shooting at least 50 percent from the field for the game.
Star forward LeBron James had 36 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Heat, who fell behind by as much as 18 in the first half, never regaining the early lead they had in the first quarter.
Shooting guard Dwyane Wade finished with 20 points and 5 assists, and did not seem too worried about the loss.
“When they shoot like that, it’s going to be tough to beat them,” Wade said after the game. “Obviously, we can always do things better. But give them credit.”
The Heat were dominated tonight, and while the Celtics have flourished since the All-Star break, the Heat have hit a dry spell. Since the break, the Heat are 1-5 against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Celtics, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Chicago Bulls-three of the best teams in the league.
The Heat look to improve that record versus the league’s best on Thursday when they play the Bulls on the road. The Celtics look to continue their hot shooting against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.