The Boston Celtics lead the Miami Heat, 61-47, at halftime of Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. Just about everything has gone the Celtics' way in what was arguable one of their best halves of basketball of the season. The Heat, meanwhile, have looked out-of-sorts outside of another fine start by LeBron James.
The Celtics have shot 48.9 percent on 45 shot attempts for the half. They were 7-for-16 from beyond the 3-point arc, and 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Rajon Rondo, per usual, has been the maestro behind it all. He has eight points and 10 (!) assists so far. He has been dialed in on every single pass he has made tonight, including this lovely little bounce pass to Paul Pierce:
Pierce leads the Celtics with 18 points so far on 6-for-13 from the field. Ray Allen has 11, going 3-for-5 from beyond the arc in the half. Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass pitched in nine points apiece, and Keyon Dooling made two 3-pointers for six points.
James picked up 19 points on 9-for-13 from the floor. Nobody else has really stepped up their game for Miami including Dwyane Wade, who went just 2-for-11 from the field for eight points. More importantly, the Heat have been playing defense like this: