Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Celtics jumped out to a sizeable lead,
survived a late Miami push, and held on for a 101-91 win in Game 3 of the
Eastern Conference finals.
Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Pierce scored 23 for
Boston, which led by as many as 24 and now trails 2-1 in the best-of-seven
Rajon Rondo, who scored a career-high 44 points in Wednesday's overtime loss,
finished with 21 points and 10 assists. His final basket came in the form of a
coast-to-coast layup after the had Heat pulled within eight late in the fourth
LeBron James had 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Dwyane Wade
scored 18 for Miami.
Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday in Boston.
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