The Miami Heat lost at home for the second time in the past three games, and to Boston for the second time in 10 days on Tuesday with a 115-107 defeat at American Airlines Arena. The Celts jumped on Miami early, scoring 33 points in the first quarter and never looking back. Boston shot an astounding 64 percent from three-point range and better than 60 percent from the floor to knock off the Heat.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James went toe-to-toe with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but the older generation got the better on Tuesday as the Celtics continued streaking towards the postseason. Pierce scored 27 points while Garnett was on fire and scored 24 points, missing only three shots all night. James had yet another hugely productive game, scoring a game-high 36 points, dishing 7 assists, and grabbing 7 boards. Wade added 20 points on 9 of 21 shooting.
But Miami could not get the stops down the stretch to even it up, as Boston held on for the eight-point win. It won't get much easier as they now head out on the road to face fellow Eastern Conference heavyweight Chicago on Thursday night.
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