The Boston Celtics wins over the Miami Heat, 88-80. The Celtics‘s hold off a fierce rally by the Heat in the fourth quarter of the NBA 2010-11 Regular Season openinge game. Ray Allen led Boston with 20 points, Paul Pierce added 19 points, and Rajon Rondo orchestrated the game for the Celtics with 17 assists. LeBron James had a game-high 31 points, but, committed eight turnovers for Miami. Dwyane Wade had a disappointing opening night, and only scored 13 points for Miami.
The Celtics led by as much as 19 points in the game. With Shaquille O’Neal having a big opening game, the Celtics raced to an early third quarter lead, 50-32. O’Neal scored nine poinst and received a standing ovation for making his first two free throw attempts as a Celtic. James tried desperately to rally the Heat as he scored seven straight points. A layup by James reduced the Celtics lead, 63-57 at the end of the third quarter.
Late in the fourth quarter, James scored on a driving layup to bring the Heat to within three, 83-80. However, Allen connected on a three pointer to doused off the Miami rally.
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Miami Heat will be against the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow, at 7p.m. ET. Boston Celtics will also play tomorrow and face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7p.m. ET.