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Celtics Lead Heat 16-9 After First Quarter

The most anticipated season opener in NBA history is underway at TD Garden, and after one quarter, the Boston Celtics hold a 16-9 lead over the Miami Heat.

Ray Allen led all scorers in the first quarter with five points on 2-of-6 shooting. Newly acquired center Shaquille O'Neal is right behind him with four points and captain Paul Pierce had three points in the quarter.

As for Miami's Big Three, LeBron James leads the team with four points. Chris Bosh had two points and Dwayne Wade totaled just one point in the quarter after making a free throw.

Miami has made 4-of-17 shots (23.5%) while Boston has made 7-of-20 shots (35%) in the first quarter. The Heat lead the rebounding battle 12-11.