Dwyane Wade has 23 first half points yet Boston has a slim 49-47 lead at the half. The Celtics got off to a great start, leading by eight after one, thanks in large part to Kevin Garnett, who has 13 points and six rebounds at the half. Ray Allen nailed three three-point shots in the second quarter and has 11 points at the half. If there is cause for concern for the Celtics, it comes in the form of three first half personal fouls for Paul Pierce. Pierce scored five points in 16 minutes but needs to avoid personal fouls in the second half.
Dwyane Wade was nearly unstoppable, hitting 9-12 shots on his way to those 23 points. LeBron James is just 2-8 from the field but got to the line six times and has 10 points. Chris Bosh has six points and four rebounds for the Heat.
Miami is laying way off of Boston point guard Rajon Rondo and is daring him to shoot the basketball. Rondo is essentially playing with one arm, but Boston desperately needs him to make an impact in the second half.