Heat Vs. Celtics, 2012 NBA Playoffs Game 1: Game Tied After Officials Take Away 4 Miami Points

Through one half, the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are tied 46-46 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Immediately after the final buzzer for halftime sounded, the scoreboard in the American Airlines Arena read 50-46. But officials reviewed both a Joel Anthony putback from earlier in the half as well as a Udonis Haslem putback, and determined the ball did not leave Anthony's hand before the 24-second shot clock ran out and that Haslem's shot did not beat the halftime buzzer.

These four points could be key if this game remains close in the second half.

The Heat, who came out hot by taking a commanding 21-11 lead after the first quarter, were limited in the second quarter. The Celtics clawed their way back into the game by hitting key shots, led primarily by Kevin Garnett's 13-points on 6-8 shooting.

Not only are the Celtics getting better looks in their half-court offense, they're limiting fast-break opportunities for the Heat, which is critical to their success in this seven-game series.

Overall, the Celtics are outshooting the Heat from the floor 50 percent to 43 percent, respectively.

For more on the Celtics, check out SB Nation Boston and CelticsBlog. For more on the Heat, head over to SB Nation Tampa Bay and Peninsula Is Mightier.

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