LeBron James carries the Heat with 27 points, eight assists, five rebounds, four steals and a block. In a bizarre game chock-full of turnovers and bad shots and loose-ball free-for-alls, LeBron is the one guy who outshines everyone else.
Ray Allen scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers, leaving him two shy of breaking Reggie Miller's NBA career record of 2,560. Paul Pierce added 22 points and Kevin Garnett grabbed 14 rebounds for the Celtics, who dressed only 10 players.
"I thought it was all theatrical, all the crap. I guess that's called toughness these days," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after the game. "Two guys run into each other, we've got to call a flagrant foul, which I thought was a joke. And I thought the reactions by both were a joke."