After a fast paced end-to-end first half, the Miami Heat lead the Boston Celtics 69-54 as the teams head to the locker room at American Airlines Arena. Miami enjoyed as much as a 17 point lead in the first half, and then blitzed Boston in the last two minutes of the period to extend a 10 point lead to 15 points.
Erik Spoelstra's new high speed offense was in full gear, as the Heat raced up and down the floor to shoot 66% from the field. As was the case in Dallas on Christmas, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for several highlights on both ends of the floor - with steals and turnovers instantly leading to transition highlights and buckets. LeBron and Wade both finished with 15 points.
Boston is a red-hot seven of nine from behind the arc, which has been the only mitigating factor from keeping it a Miami blow out so far. The 69 points is the most Boston has allowed in a half since 2005.