Celtics to face Miami Heat in first round

The Heat held off the New Jersey Nets in double overtime, giving them the right to face the Celtics in the first round in a 4-5 seed matchup.

The Celtics won the season series, 3-0, but those wins were by a combined 18 points.

Here are some Heat numbers against the Celtics this season:

Dwyane Wade
33.7 ppg, 8.7 apg, 5.0 rpg
Michael Beasley 12.0 ppg, 0.3 apg, 5.3 rpg
Udonis Haslem 14.3 ppg, 0.3 apg, 7.0 rpg
Jermaine O’Neal 12.7 ppg, 0.3 apg, 7.3 rpg
Quentin Richardson 5.3 ppg, 2.0 apg, 4.3 apg


Nov. 29 — Celtics 92, at Miami 85 (Kevin Garnett finished 11 for 12 for 24 points)

Jan. 6 — Celtics 112, at Miami 106 OT (Rajon Rondo sends game to OT with alley-oop at buzzer; Wade: 44 points)

Feb. 3, at Celtics 107, Heat 102 (Without Paul Pierce, Celtics get 23 points from Ray Allen and 14 assists from Rondo; Wade: 30 points and 13 assists).


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