April 11, 2012- The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat last night 115-107. The win was the Celtics second against the Heat in just 10 days. Boston was led Paul Pierce who scored 27 and power forward Kevin Garnett who added 24. It was the 10th win in the last 13 games for the Celtics.
The Celtics were blistering hot from the field as they shot over 60% on the night. At one point in the fourth quarter, the Heat cut the Celtics lead to just one point. After a timeout, the Celtics made eight straight shots. On nine straight possessions, the Celtics added 19 points to their total.
During that run, Kevin Garnett shot 5 for 5 and was 11 for 14 on the night. Rajon Rondo added 18 points and a team high 15 assists. It was the 18th consecutive game that Rondo has had 10 or more assists. The Celtics shooting percentage on the night, .606 is the third highest for one game for any team all season.
The Heat has to turn things around, as they have lost five of their last 10 games. The Heat is three games behind the Bulls for the best record in the Eastern Conference with only a little over a handful of regular season games left. They have two more head to head matchups with Chicago to try to cut into that three game lead.