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NBA Playoff Roundup: Celtics Storm South Beach

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Michael Garcia - June 7, 2012

The Celtics took their talents to South Beach last night and walked away with the upset win, 94-90, to take a 3-2 lead in the series as it heads to Boston for game six.

Boston 94 - Heat 90

The Heat came out, well, hot, and got off to an early lead but the Celtics didn't panic at all. The Heat led by 8 after the first, but Boston cut it to two by halftime. 

Kevin Garnett continued his playoff dominance, showing that there's plenty of life left in his 36-year-old legs. KG had 26 points and 11 boards. Rajon Rondo shot like crap, hitting only 3 of his 15 attempts, but did hand out 13 assists. Paul Pierce struggled from the field, but came up huge with a 3-pointer with 54 seconds left to put the Celtics up by four.

LeBron James led Miami with 30 points and 13 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade added 27 points. Chris Bosh played for the first time in nine games and had 9 points and 7 boards, but didn't get on the floor in the fourth quarter.

Miami's Erik Spoelstra continues to get out-coached by Boston's Doc Rivers. Rivers keeps switching defenses and Miami keeps getting stumped. The series isn't over, but Miami is in deep trouble.



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