MIAMI -- Boston guard Rajon Rondo took out a Miami player. But it wasn't who you thought it might be.
It wasn't Ray Allen, believed to be a traitor by some up north for bolting the Celtics last summer to join the Heat as a free agent. It was guard Dwyane Wade, who called Rondo a "punk" for clotheslining him in the final minute of Miami's 120-107 opening-night win Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
By comparison, most of the night was a love fest. And not just because the Heat received their championship rings and fans chanted at Allen, "We love Ray. We love Ray."
The Celtics and Allen might not love each other. But at least they didn't slug one another.
When Allen entered the game off the bench midway through the first quarter, he immediately ran toward his former coach Doc Rivers and hugged him. He then greeted some assistants and tapped Boston forward Kevin Garnett, who had said last month he lost Allen's number and planned to cut off communication.
"It was more my peace off...