Paul Pierce's 21-footer at the buzzer wins it for the Celtics 100-98.
The only thing more demoralizing to Miami was the sight of Dwayne Wade limping off the court moments before Pierce's dagger, clutching his left knee.
The Celtics nearly blew this game. Thanks to 9 straight points from PP, the Celtics took an 8 point lead into the final quarter. But the offense became stagnant. Ironically, it was three consecutive TOs by Pierce that let the Heat back into the game. Credit to Michael Beasley who nailed 4 baskets during the Heat run.
Pierce finished with 32 points and 8 rebounds. Ray Allen had 25 points. Rajon Rondo finished with 17 points and 8 assists.
The Heat bench was awesome. They outscored Boston 39-10. Dorell Wright had 15 points, including a three pointer that tied the game at 98 with 1:29. Haslem and Chalmers chipped in 10 points each.
Led by Perk's 12 rebounds (that's about all he did well tonight), the Celtics out-rebounded Miami 38-34.
No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit.