Boston 91, Miami 102

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #23 Jason Phillips, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 20104

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 26 16 25 24 91
Miami 27 20 25 30 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 56-26 33-8 23-18 L2
Miami 58-24 30-11 28-13 W3

Recap


LeBron James scored 12 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter as the Miami Heat answered any questions about their ability to pull out a close game when they ran away from the visiting Boston Celtics, 102-91, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.

Dwyane Wade added 28 points and Chris Bosh chipped in 17 and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set.

Miami has struggled all season against top teams, especially when the score is close in the fourth quarter. The Heat had no such trouble with the Celtics on Tuesday, turning an 80-80 deadlock with less than seven minutes left into an easy win with 14 unanswered points.

James scored seven points during the burst and the Miami defense held Boston off the board for nearly four minutes.

Rajon Rondo collected 20 points, 12 assists and six rebounds for the Celtics, who got only seven points from Ray Allen in the contest. Allen sat out for a long stretch in the second half after suffering a bruised chest.

The series shifts to Boston for Game 3 on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Miami
Rajon Rondo 20 Scoring LeBron James 35
Rajon Rondo 12 Assists Chris Bosh 4
Jermaine O'Neal 9 Rebounds Chris Bosh 11
Rajon Rondo 6 Free Throws Made Dwyane Wade 11
Jeff Green 2 Steals Mike Bibby 2
Kevin Garnett 1 Blocks Joel Anthony 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 91 43.0 6-11 17-22 18 38 2 7 12
Miami 102 45.3 7-16 27-36 15 44 9 6 10

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Heat have a W/L % of .772 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Miami. The Celtics have a W/L % of .661 after a win and .731 after a loss.
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