Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Celtics hand Heat 3rd loss in 4 games

MIAMI — New roster, same problem for the Heat. It can't find a way to beat the Celtics.

Ray Allen hit his first seven 3-point tries and finished with 35 points, Paul Pierce added 25 and the Celtics led wire-to-wire in a 112-107 win over Miami on Thursday night, beating the Heat for the second time this season and handing it a second straight home loss. Miami has also lost three of its last four games.

"We're becoming like Teflon," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said when asked about the criticism of Miami's 5-4 start.

Boston has won 13 of the last 14 regular-season meetings in addition to eliminating Miami in the opening round of last season's playoffs.

Rajon Rondo finished with 16 assists and Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Boston, which led by as many as 20.

LeBron James finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, narrowly missing his second straight triple double. Dwyane Wade scored eight on 2-for-12 shooting. The Heat got within 110-107 on Udonis Haslem's free throws with 13.3 seconds left, but Allen hit a pair of free throws.

The Celtics topped the Heat 88-80 in the season opener Oct. 26, and Miami said it had gotten better since then.

Game highlights: Luol Deng scored 26, Derrick Rose had 22 and the host Bulls raced to a 30-point lead en route to a 120-90 romp over the Warriors.

Around the league: The NBA fined 76ers forward Andres Nocioni $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands after a loss at Oklahoma City earlier in the week. … Rockets center Yao Ming has a mild left ankle sprain and is expected to be out at least a week. … Spurs rookie guard James Anderson has a stress fracture in his right foot that will keep him out for two months.

Celtics 112, Heat 107

BOSTON (112): Pierce 10-16 4-4 25, Garnett 6-8 4-5 16, S.O'Neal 1-4 3-5 5, Rondo 3-8 2-4 8, Allen 13-23 2-2 35, Davis 3-7 0-0 6, Daniels 1-4 0-0 2, Robinson 5-7 1-2 12, Erden 1-2 1-3 3. Totals 43-79 17-25 112.

MIAMI (107): James 9-21 17-22 35, Bosh 6-10 3-4 15, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Arroyo 2-4 0-0 4, Wade 2-12 4-6 8, Ilgauskas 3-4 0-0 6, House 4-6 3-3 13, Jones 1-3 0-0 3, Haslem 9-10 3-4 21, Stackhouse 0-1 2-2 2, Chalmers 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-72 32-41 107.

Boston 27 34 27 24— 112

Miami 20 26 32 29— 107

3-Point GoalsBoston 9-16 (Allen 7-9, Robinson 1-3, Pierce 1-4), Miami 3-16 (House 2-2, Jones 1-3, Chalmers 0-1, James 0-5, Wade 0-5). Fouled OutDavis. ReboundsBoston 42 (Garnett 13), Miami 47 (Haslem, James 10). AssistsBoston 24 (Rondo 16), Miami 18 (James 9). Total FoulsBoston 30, Miami 22. TechnicalsRobinson, Boston defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—S.O'Neal. A19,650.

Bulls 120, Warriors 90

GOLDEN STATE (90): D.Wright 5-13 0-0 12, B.Wright 2-6 0-0 4, Biedrins 1-3 0-0 2, Curry 7-18 1-2 17, Ellis 10-20 4-4 24, Radmanovic 4-9 0-0 9, Gadzuric 4-8 0-0 8, Lin 0-2 0-0 0, Carney 2-5 0-1 5, Williams 3-7 0-0 7, Adrien 1-2 0-0 2, Bell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-95 5-7 90.

CHICAGO (120): Deng 9-19 6-7 26, Gibson 5-10 4-4 14, Noah 6-10 5-6 17, Rose 10-17 2-2 22, Bogans 6-10 0-0 14, Brewer 1-4 0-0 2, Asik 3-4 2-2 8, Watson 2-3 2-2 7, Korver 4-5 0-0 10, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Scalabrine 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 46-84 21-23 120.

Golden State 20 18 25 27— 90

Chicago 34 32 28 26— 120

3-Point GoalsGolden State 7-23 (Curry 2-5, D.Wright 2-7, Carney 1-1, Radmanovic 1-3, Williams 1-3, Bell 0-1, Ellis 0-3), Chicago 7-19 (Korver 2-3, Deng 2-5, Bogans 2-6, Watson 1-2, Rose 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsGolden State 45 (D.Wright 8), Chicago 53 (Deng 11). AssistsGolden State 20 (Curry 6), Chicago 29 (Rose 13). Total FoulsGolden State 16, Chicago 7. TechnicalsBogans. A21,140.

Celtics hand Heat 3rd loss in 4 games 11/11/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 12, 2010 12:24am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

    Bucs

    At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has been awhile, let's revisit those past Super Bowls while also peering …

    Santonio Holmes hauls in the game-winning touchdown in the Steelers' 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Cardinals in 2009, the last time Tampa hosted a Super Bowl. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
  2. Rays bats go silent in second straight loss to Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, Alex Cobb was to blame for the Rays' 4-0 loss on Tuesday.

    Derek Norris strikes out with the bases loaded as the Rays blow a golden opportunity in the seventh inning.
  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    RHP Alex Cobb made mistakes on back-to-back pitches to the first two Angels hitters Tuesday, allowing homers to Cameron Maybin and Mike Trout, but otherwise gave the Rays another solid outing, working into the eighth and scattering seven hits.

  4. Rays journal: Brad Miller won't return from DL when eligible

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — 2B Brad Miller (left abdominal strain) will not return from the 10-day disabled list Friday as he hoped. While he took ground balls Tuesday, he has yet to resume running.

    Rays second baseman Brad Miller, left, with infielder Tim Beckham, says he’s letting his left abdominal strain “cool down” before testing it by running.
  5. USF baseball rallies to beat Tulane in AAC tournament opener

    College

    CLEARWATER — With Tulane runners on first and second and two out in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday, USF's dugout watched as burly American Athletic Conference co-player of the year Hunter Williams' fly to left went deep.

    USF outfielder Chris Chatfield is congratulated by third-base coach Chris Cates after hitting a three-run homer in the third inning, tying the score at 3.