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That ole Celtic magic remains. After falling 2-0 to the mighty Miami Heat in their NBA Eastern Conference Finals series the Celtics roared back with a 101-91 win over the Heat in Game 3.
This time Rajon Rondo didn’t have to do it all. Oh Rondo contributed big time scoring 21 points with 10 assists and six rebounds but Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett pick it up.
Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds. Pierce 23 points, four rebounds and 4 assists.
Here’s the game story from CSN New England.
After taking a big lead in the 4th quarter the Heat went on a 14 to 2 run however, the Celtics had enough to hold off Miami’s attack.
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For the Miami Heat, it was a chance to take the series back to Miami with a 3-1 lead. For the Boston Celtics, it was the perfect opportunity to get even. Rajon Rondo scored 15 points and added 15 assists, including three points in overtime, to propel the Celtics to a 93-91 win and even the Eastern Conference Finals to two games each.
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The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 93-91 in overtime to tie the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece. The maestro Rajon Rondo was again the best player for the Celtics tonight in game 4 at the Garden, Rondo set the tone from the tip leading the Celtics to the win, finishing [...]
Rajon Rondo had a brilliant 44 points to go with 10 assists, eight rebounds and three steals in Boston's 115-111 Game 2 loss at Miami.
Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points with 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory over the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, cutting Miami's lead in the series to 2-1.
Game 4 is Sunday night in Boston.
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BOSTON—Both the Miami Heat and the Celtics are too good to be defeated by one man. LeBron James may have played a great Game 3 as Rajon Rondo played a great Game 2, but it will take a total team collaboration to win any game of this year’s edition of Eastern Conference Finals.
To read this story and watch video from the Game 3, please click the link below.
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