It's starting to look like the Boston Celtics have met their match. Behind strong nights from LeBron James (35 points, seven rebounds) and Dwayne Wade (28 points, eight rebounds), the Miami Heat pushed aside the Celtics, 102-91, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at American Airlines Arena on Tuesday night.
Miami now leads the best of seven series 2-0, with Game 3 set for Saturday night in Boston. The Celtics will have a chance to even the series at home, as Game 4 will also be played at TD Garden on Monday night.
Rajon Rondo added 20 points and 12 assists and Kevin Garnett had 16 points for Boston, which was held to 43 percent shooting from the field. Paul Pierce, who suffered a left foot strain during the second quarter, finished with 13 points. Jermaine O'Neal put forth an impressive performance, scoring eight while collecting nine rebounds.
Jeff Green led the Celtics bench in scoring with 11 points and Delonte West added 10 points in the losing effort.
Chris Bosh scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Miami, which shot 45.2 percent from the field. In total, Miami's superstar trio combined for 80 points, while the Heat bench managed just 12 points.