The Boston Celtics are down just two points, 42-40, to the Miami Heat at halftime of Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. Both teams are shooting very poorly. Boston is just 33.3 percent from the field. Miami is shooting just 36.6 percent.
Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen are a combined just 4-for-22 for the half. The rest of the Celtics are a much more respectable 10-of-20 from the field. Allen has at least done a nice job in all other facets of his game, going 5-for-5 from the foul line and hauling in six rebounds despite his creaky ankles. He and Kevin Garnett have eight points so far. Brandon Bass leads the team with 10 points.
LeBron James was once again spectacular for the Heat. He is just one rebound away from a double-double already. He scored 18 points off 7-for-12 shooting. Dwyane Wade continued his streak of slow starts, going just 3-for-9 in the first half for seven points. Chris Bosh played 11 minutes off the bench, but gave his team a nice jolt of energy with nine points and six boards.