Miami 98, Boston 100

Date - Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #29 Mark Lindsay, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Miami 26 19 23 19 11 98
Boston 22 23 19 23 13 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 28-13 18-3 10-10 L1
Boston 21-23 14-9 7-14 W1


Celtics 100, Heat 98 (2OT): Paul Pierce notched his seventh career triple-double and buried the go-ahead jumper with 30.4 seconds to play as host Boston snapped a six-game losing streak.

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Pierce collected 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Celtics snapped the Heat's four-game winning streak shortly after learning that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds and ex-Celtic Ray Allen scored 21 points in his first game at TD Garden since leaving Boston to sign with Miami in the offseason.

James, who hit a tying 3-pointer with seven seconds to go in regulation to force overtime, converted a three-point play with 62 seconds left in the second extra session for a 98-95 lead.

Jason Terry hit a pair of free throws before Pierce hit a pull-up jumper over James and the Celtics withstood a missed 3-point attempt by Shane Battier to halt a four-game skid at home.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rondo, who leads the NBA in assists with 11.1 and had back-to-back triple-doubles in his last two games, was injured late in Friday's double-overtime loss in Atlanta. He went to New England Baptist Hospital on Sunday for an MRI exam that revealed the injury. ... The Celtics displayed a video tribute to Allen - who played five seasons in Boston - during the first timeout that was initially greeted with loud boos before the crowd gave him a standing ovation. ... Chris Bosh had 16 points and 16 rebounds and Dwyane Wade scored 17 for Miami, which fell to 10-10 on the road

Top Game Performances

Miami   Boston
LeBron James 34 Scoring Kevin Garnett 24
LeBron James 7 Assists Paul Pierce 10
Chris Bosh 16 Rebounds Paul Pierce 13
Ray Allen 5 Free Throws Made Brandon Bass 4
LeBron James 3 Steals Jared Sullinger 3
Shane Battier 2 Blocks Kevin Garnett 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 98 40.6 5-23 15-20 19 53 6 6 21
Boston 100 40.9 5-20 23-27 24 46 8 11 17

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Celtics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn . The Heat have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .769 after a loss.
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