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NBA Playoffs 2012, Celtics Vs. Heat Game 2: Boston Leads 53-46 At Halftime

The Boston Celtics look to be unstoppable after two quarters of play in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Behind the inspired play of Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have a 53-46 lead over the Miami Heat.

Rondo, with 24 minutes of playing time, has 22 points through the first half, hitting seven of his 11 attempts from the field and eight of his 10 free throws. His shooting is pacing the Celtics who are hitting 54.1 percent from the field. Brandon Bass has eight rebounds.

Miami is being bolstered by attempts outside the arc. The Heat are 6-for-14 on three pointers. Mario Chalmers hit three of his shots from outside the arc to help keep the game from getting out of control in the second quarter. He leads Miami with 14 points. LeBron James has 13 points, seven of which have come at the free throw line.

At one point the Celtics led by 15, but the Heat closed the gap late in a preview of what promises to be an exciting second half.

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