Celtics Turn Off the Heat

Celtics shoot past Heat, 115-107
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By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer
      MIAMI (AP) – Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Kevin Garnett added
24 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics made their
first eight shots of the fourth quarter to hold off the Miami Heat
115-107 on Tuesday night.

      Rajon Rondo posted double-digit assists for the 18th straight
game, extending the NBA's longest such streak in 20 years with an
18-point, 15-assist effort.

      LeBron James finished with 36 points, seven rebounds and seven
assists for Miami, which got 20 from Dwyane Wade and 18 from Mario
Chalmers.

      The Celtics beat Miami 91-72 in Boston on April 1, a game the
Heat called “unacceptable.”

      This one won't sit any better with the reigning Eastern
Conference champions, who ousted the Celtics in five games from
last year's playoffs and could see them in the second round of the
upcoming postseason.
     

     
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