Heat Vs. Celtics Score, Game 3: Boston Leads After Big Third Quarter, Rajon Rondo Injured But Will Return

First of all, let's get this out of the way: Rajon Rondo dislocated his elbow, the Boston Celtics training staff popped it back in, and now he's going to come back in and play. Insane, right? Other than that little unfortunate incident, the Celtics are actually playing very well, and they lead the Miami Heat by a score of 72-61 after the third quarter. It's been all Celtics for the last 12 minutes, as they scored 28 points in the quarter, outscoring Miami by 13 in the period.

Kevin Garnett is dominant at the moment, and he's absolutely erased Chris Bosh from this game at both ends of the floor. Garnett has 26 points and 13 rebounds, while Bosh has five points and three rebounds. LeBron James hasn't exactly been himself either, and he only has eight points on the night.

The incident where Rondo dislocated his elbow occurred about halfway through the quarter, when he got into a scuffle with Dwyane Wade. The incident resulted in Wade pushing Rondo to the floor, and the Celtics point guard fell awkwardly on his left arm, causing his elbow to bend a way it is not supposed to bend. He was taken to the locker room where the aforementioned poppage took place, and now he's back out on the floor. He will likely be using his right hand almost exclusively. This is a really smart thing to do with an 11 point lead.

Be sure to check out our Heat vs. Celtics hub for full series coverage. For more on the Celtics, visit CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.