One quarter of great basketball was good enough to beat the Heat tonight. The C's jumped all over Miami in the first quarter (29-10) and never looked back. Ray Allen (12 pts), KG (8 pts, 5 reb, 1 stl) and Rajon Rondo (4 assists) paved the way in the 1st.
The second quarter belonged to Eddie House as he drained 6 threes. Eddie finished with 25 pts.
The Celtics were extremely sloppy in the second half (21 TOs) which allowed the Heat to cut the lead to 12 points a few times but Miami couldn't get over the hump. Back to back to back 3s by Ray (27 pts, 5-6 3FG) with about 4 minutes left sealed this one.
Check out the Celtics first quarter scoring during this 6 game winning streak:
- Heat: 29-10
- Suns: 30-15
- Nets: 29-15
- Nets: 30-23
- Toronto: 19-23
- Toronto: 32-20
Notice a pattern?
"An elephant can get back and defend him." – Tommy Heinsohn on the slow-footed Chris Quinn
After the jump….my favorite Eddie Money song.