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Boston Celtics dominate Miami Heat on Thursday

Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:04 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:41 pm
 
The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat, 112-107, in Miami on Thursday night. Posted by Ben Golliver

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The Boston Celtics are significantly better than the Miami Heat right now. There's no question about it, now that the Celtics have downed the Heat both in Boston and in Miami during the first two weeks of the NBA season. That could change by the the time the playoffs roll around, but right now the chemistry, experience and mental toughness edges all go to Boston, who rushed out to a huge first-half lead on Thursday, leaving Miami looking discombobulated on offense and passive on defense. The biggest key for Boston was the play of point guard Rajon Rondo, who looked like the best player on the court despite scoring only eight points (including this amazing dunk). Rondo carved up Miami's defense time after time, dishing out 16 assists and finding Ray Allen for open 3-pointers ad nauseam. Allen put up with 35 points on 7-9 shooting from distance. Celtics forward Paul Piece also chipped in 25. For Miami, forward Chris Bosh no-showed during the first quarter, which is no great surprise given his recent stretch of uninspired play, but more troubling was guard Dwyane Wade's inability to get things going. Wade finished with just eight points and was 0-5 from distance, leaving Heat star LeBron James -- who had 35 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals -- to carry nearly the entire offensive load for Miami single-handedly.  The Celtics let the Heat creep back into the game during the second half, and the game really tightened up in the closing minutes. But, from start to finish, this was a dominant thumping by Boston, one that solidifies the Celtics as the early class of the Eastern Conference. With the win, Boston improves to 7-2. With the loss, Miami falls to 5-4.  Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who lectured his team about "ego" at halftime will undoubtedly be a target of criticism with such a talented group of players barely playing above .500 basketball.  
Comments

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2010 4:13 pm
 

Boston Celtics dominate Miami Heat on Thursday

The Miami Heat.....the greatest .500 club in NBA history.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 1:54 am
 

Boston Celtics dominate Miami Heat on Thursday

2 things:

1. Miami fans suck, as usual.
2. It's the same old tired story with LeBron James when he goes up against good teams. He scores 35, the rest of the team stands around. The common denominator is....LeBron James. He just cannot make anyone around him better. Enjoy whipping up on below .500 teams Cheat fans (all 25 of you). As long as you have LeBron James, you will never win when it counts.



Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2010 12:43 am
 

Boston Celtics dominate Miami Heat on Thursday

Yeah something will change by the All Star Break. Kendrick Perkins will be back after break and the Celtics will be even more dominating.


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