At halftime, the Miami Heat lead the Boston Celtics, 47-40. However, things became testy late in the quarter when LeBron James attempted a drive on the basket. Boston's Jermaine O'Neal turned his shoulder toward James on the drive, which James ran into. When they separated, James threw the basketball at O'Neal's back, leading to a scrum between several other players.
O'Neal received a flagrant foul, James a technical and a double technical for Paul Pierce and Dwyane Wade following some shoving. And not to miss out on all the fouls, Chris Bosh received a technical a bit later when he attempted to gain possession of the ball while the Celtics' player, on his back, held the ball.
James leads the Heat with 12 points, but Mario Chalmers has helped with nine points off the bench. The Heat have outrebounded the Celtics so far, 24-10. Those 10 rebounds are a season low for the Celtics at halftime. Joel Anthony leads the Heat with eight rebounds.
However, both teams are shooting around 48 percent for the game. Kevin Garnett has made 6-of-8 shots to lead the Celtics with 15 points. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce each have seven points, but it has been a quiet game for Rajon Rondo so far with just three points and one assist.