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Heat Vs. Celtics, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 2: Miami Survives To Take 2-0 Lead

As the game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals went into overtime, the Celtics were able to match the Heat blow for blow, even without Paul Pierce on the court. Rajon Rondo rebounded from being shut down early in the second half and finished the night with the highest scoring out put of his entire career with 44 points.

The Heat took the lead with under a minute and a half left in overtime on a tip in. As Boston was trying to tie the game up, a bad pass by Kevin Garnett was stolen and Dwayne Wade pushed the score to four and then five points after sinking his free throw. After a bad three-point air ball by Garnett with under a minute, Boston resorted to fouling Miami until the clock expired as the Heat go up 2-0 in the series with a 115-111 victory.

Stick with this StoryStream here at SB Nation Tampa Bay for news and updates throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. For more analysis and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. Visit CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston for the opponent's perspective during the series. For all your Conference Finals analysis, visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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