Sunday, January 27, 2013

Celtics Over Heat

Today, in Ray Allen's return to Boston, the Celtics and Heat sent the game into double overtime.  In the first quarter the Heat outscored the Celtics 26-22.  Rajon Rondo wasn't there for the Celtics shoot around this morning, and later today was diagnosed with a torn ACL.  Now, I think the two best point-guards, Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose, are out with ACL injuries.  In the second quarter the Celtics had a huge surge, outscoring the Heat 23-19.  The halftime score would be tied, with a score of 45.  In the third quarter the Heat outscored the Celtics 23-19.  In the fourth quarter the Celtics scored more than the Heat, 23-19.  The game would go into overtime, and the score at the end of regulation would be 87 all.  With seven seconds left, LeBron James buried a three-pointer to tie the game.  Then, the game was sent into a second overtime.  The Celtics outscored the Heat 13-11 in the overtimes, and won 100-98.  Kevin Garnett led the Celtics in points with 24 and 11 rebounds.  He made some crucial baskets.  Paul Pierce had a monster game, a triple-double.  Paul had 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists.  Jeff Green did a great job guarding LeBron James and had 11 points.  Green made very important baskets for the Celtics in critical moments.  However, LeBron James led the Miami Heat with 34 points, 16 boards, and 7 assists.  Dwayne Wade had 17 points and 7 assists, tied with James for team lead in assists.  Chris Bosh had 16 points and 16 rebounds, tied with James with a team lead in rebounds.  Bosh also had a double-double.  This game was intense, and if both teams play like this for at least  half of their games left, they will surely make the playoffs.  With Rajon Rondo out, the Celtics suffered a big loss, but I think they can pull it off.
By Ameen I.

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