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Celtics Lead Heat 45-30 At Halftime

Ray Allen leads all scorers with 11 points and the Boston Celtics lead the Miami Heat 45-30 at halftime of the NBA season opener at TD Garden.

Boston jumped out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter and outscored Miami 29-21 in the second quarter. 

Paul Pierce has eight points, Shaquille O'Neal has six points and six rebounds and Kevin Garnett scored four points in the first half for the Celtics.

Rajon Rondo only scored four points but had eight assists and a steal in the first half.

LeBron James leads Miami with 10 points and also has four turnovers. Dwayne Wade has seven points and Chris Bosh has four points and five rebounds.

Miami shot a dismal 26.8% (11-of-41) from the floor in the first half while Boston made 17-of-38 shots to shoot 44.7%. 

In the first half, the Celtics had 25 rebounds, 12 assists and 11 turnovers. The Heat had 22 rebounds, five assists and nine rebounds heading into halftime.