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2012 NBA Playoffs, Heat Vs. Celtics: Boston Defeats Miami In Overtime, 93-91

The Miami Heat were down in Game 4 to the Boston Celtics by as many as 18 points and didn't take their first lead until just over eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. After giving up 61 points in the first half, Miami clamped down on defense to help themselves get back into the game and ultimately force overtime with Boston.

In the extra session, Paul Pierce would foul out for the third time in the last five games and not long after, LeBron James would foul out as well -- his first time in a Miami Heat uniform -- with Boston holding on to a 92-91 lead with under two minutes to play.

The game would be tight knit and go back and forth the rest of the way but the Celtics would outlast the Heat on sheer hustle plays and timely stops at the end of the overtime period and outlast Miami by a final score of 93-91.

Boston, like Miami, held serve on their home court as the scene now shifts back to Miami for Game 5.

Stick with this StoryStream 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.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.