First quarter, Tied at 23
Celtics lead by as many as 9 in the opening quarter but Miami responds with a 13-4 run, including two 3-pointers by Mario Chalmers and one from the unpopular Quentin Richardson. Glen Davis and Kendrick Perkins combine for 12 points and seven rebounds in the quarter.
Second quarter, Celtics 49-33
The Celtics outscore the Heat 26-10 in the quarter, most of that on a 21-0 run that really decided the game. Miami was 0 for 13 from the field during the Celtics run and 4 for 20 overall. The Celtics received 8 points each from Ray Allen and Glen Davis and outrebounded the Heat 15-5 in the period.
Third quarter, Celtics 85-59
The Heat used two Michael Beasley buckets to cut the lead to 51-37 and then the Celtics go on an 18-0 run. So if you are counting at home the Celtics went on a 44-8 run in the second and third quarters and not even Dwyane Wade could bring the Heat back. Ray Allen scored 17 points in the quarter, 15 of those were on 3-pointers.
Final, Celtics 106-77
It was garbage time for the entire quarter but the Celtics didn’t fall into sloppy habits and Doc Rivers was able to get Nate Robinson and Marquis Daniels into the game to get some confidence. The Celtics cruise to an impressive win without Kevin Garnett and head to Miami for Game 3.