Heat rock Celtics 100-77Posted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 14 and the Heat moved closer to wrapping up the No. 2 seed in the East playoffs by beating the sliding Celtics 100-77 on Sunday.
Miami moved a game ahead of Boston, and trimmed its magic number to clinch the second seed to two.
Chris Bosh added 13 points and eight rebounds for Miami, which had been 0-3 against Boston this season.
Paul Pierce scored 24 points and Kevin Garnett added 21 for Boston, which lost for the 10th time in its last 19 games.
The Heat finally solved the Boston hex, beating the Celtics for the third time in the last 21 meetings. Bosh had been 1-13 against Boston since March 2007, and the Celtics ended both the 2009-10 seasons for Wade (in the first round) and James (in the second round).
Miami won for the 13th time in its last 16 games and outrebounded Boston 42-26, the Celtics’ total a season low.
Ray Allen scored 13 points for the Celtics. Rajon Rondo was held to just seven points and five assists on 3 for 8 shooting.