Saturday, October 13, 2012

Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics (Game 15 of 82)

The Heat were as hot as a broken stove in Boston tonight, despite a decent showing in the opening period that suddenly vanished for the rest of the game.

They looked flat (without Ray Allen in uniform) as if they were still in collective shock after being bested by Boston in a contentious war all throughout last season and in the playoffs. When LeBron James eventually woke up for 21 points, he was reminded that Shane Battier now plays for the green team and Battier's stingy defense frustrated the former MVP.

Meanwhile, Hedo Turkoglu had 12 points, Battier had 13 on the other end, and Eddie House had 10. The Celtics comfortably took this one, despite Miami snapping out of it momentarily and cutting the lead to 10 in the 3rd quarter.

While Boston didn't shoot the ball "that well", they certainly outplayed a lazy Miami Heat squad, controlling them in the half-court style for a 89-78 victory. In the loss, Chris Bosh had 13 points and 17 rebounds. All this being said, Boston still has 3 more play dates with the former NBA Champions throughout the duration of the season. But tonight was certainly a breeze.

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