Originally written April 12, 2013 on Celtics Life:
The Boston Celtics lost to the defending-champion Heat Friday night to give up the season series 3 to 1. Despite some strong individual performances, The Celtics struggled as a team, particularly on the defensive end. Jeff Green scored 25 points on 10-17 shooting with 8 rebounds, Brandon Bass had 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Jordan Crawford went for 20 points. LeBron James and Chris Bosh were solid but The Heat's 3-point specialists , Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, combined for 33 points on 6 3-pointers (Chalmers and Cole added 5 more triples). Kevin Garnett sat out to rest his ailing ankle, leaving a huge hole in the middle, which Spoelstra's Heat took advantage of. Paul Pierce also sat with a sore ankle, making Jason Terry the only veteran on the floor. The Jet never got off the runway, shooting 3-9 with 4 costly turnovers. Without KG or The Truth, The Celtics really needed a bench spark, but Terry, Shavlik Randolph, Chris Wilcox, and Terrence Williams all put up lackluster...
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