Celtics Vs. Heat, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 3: Celtics Win 101-91

After an overtime loss in Game 2, the Celtics got back into their series with the Heat thanks to a 101-91 win in Game 3. Miami leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Boston dominated the second and third quarters of Game 3, building a 21-point lead over the Heat. Rajon Rondo followed up his 44 point, 10 assist, eight rebound performance in Game 2 with 21 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in Game 3. Kevin Garnett also finished with a double-double, scoring a team-high 24 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

LeBron James led Miami with 34 points, including 20 points in the first half. James also led Miami with eight rebounds. Dwyane Wade chipped in 18 points on 9-of-20 shooting, but was well below his postseason average of 23.6 points per game. Miami was outrebounded by Boston 44-32, losing the rebound battle for the first time in the series.

The teams will meet in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.

For more on these teams, visit Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier and CelticsBlog. To stay up to date on all of the happenings in the 2012 NBA playoffs, head over to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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