Celtics, Heat Game 2 Score Still Tight After Three Quarters

The Miami Heat have scored tonight in big runs and with screen saver highlights, yet the Boston Celtics are only down 72-67 at the end of three. LeBron James led an 11-5 Miami tear to close out the third period, posting 23 on the night and actually outscoring Dwyane Wade, who might hold down half the top-10 plays of the night by the final buzzer.

Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo have combined for 27 Celtics points, with Rondo also dealing nine dimes. Jermaine O'Neal has eight points and nine boards.

Miami holds a slight edge all along the box score, but you can't shake the feeling that this game is going to come down to a narrower finish than Game 1 did. Can the Heat shake the crunch-time reputation they developed all year long?

For more on this series, read up on our Heat-Celtics section; Celtics fans should join Celtics Blog and SB Nation Boston, and Heat fans should head to Peninsula Is Mightier.

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