Found May 29, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
MIAMI -- There was a point Monday night when the Boston Celtics unexpectedly stood toe-to-toe with the Miami Heat in the opener of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series. And then the second quarter ended. Sluggish at the outset and seemingly exhausted by the third quarter, the Celtics fell 93-79 at AmericanAirlines Arena, unable to match the 32 points scored by Heat forward LeBron James. "Our game plan was to use our energy and effort here at home throughout the game," said guard Dwyane Wade, who added 22 points for the Heat. "I thought we did a great job, especially after halftime, coming out and pushing the pace." With James becoming the first Celtics opponent to surpass the 30-point mark this postseason, a team-leading 23 points from Boston center Kevin Garnett simply wasn't enough in response. "We let Wade, we let LeBron play in extreme comfort," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said, "and we gave the other guys everything t...
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