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Celtics Down Heat in NBA Opener

It was deemed the most anticipated opening game in NBA history. The Miami Heat, who signed two stars in the off season, going into Boston and facing a team that many think will be their biggest obstacle to clinch the East Title. The debut of the ‘Big Three’; Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh was suppose to change the league forever. Instead, it turned out to be a rout.

The only time the Boston Celtics did not have the lead, was when Lebron James hit a jumper to open the scoring in the first. Boston was able to quickly tie it, and from there take the lead. And they were able to push the lead to as high as 19 at one point.

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Though the Heat were able to get momentum going towards the last of the third, Boston was able to keep in control despite their lead being cut to five. After Miami’s gasp, Boston was able to regain their flow with two big three pointers from Paul Peirce.

It appeared that it was all but over after Peirce’s clutch shots, but it was far from it. Miami found a last breath, and behind James and Wade was able to get within three points after a James drive and lay in. Allen put a stop to it though, hitting a three from the corner and ending it there. no more points were scored by the Heat after, and the Celtics won comfortably 88-80.

The Heat had its open looks, but for the most part everything refused to fall. shooting just 36.5%, The ball found the hands of the much larger Celtic Centers. Many people felt that because of inside presence, the Celtics would give James and Co. problems. And those people were right. Boston went inside every time they could and made a profit from it.

James ended up being the leading scorer with 31 points, Allen finished with 20. The Heats next game is at Philadelphia Wednesday, and the Celtics open their road schedule against Cleveland Wednesday as well.


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By: Parker Perry
Pro Basketball Fans Staff Writer

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