Boston nakatatlo na sa Miami
WALA pa ring sagot ang Miami sa home court ng Boston matapos manalo ang huli sa una, 85-82, sa nagaganap na 2010-11 National Basketball Association regular season.
Naka tatlong panalo na ng Celtics sa Heat matapos tumikada ng triple-double si Rajon Rondo, (13 puntos at tig 10 assists at rebounds).
Naibalik ulit sa Boston ang top spot sa Eastern Conference sa record na 39-14 kontra 39-15 ng Miami.
“They are the defending Eastern Conference champions. You have to go through them, and they ain’t going to make it easy,” sabi ni Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. “We understand that this isn’t going to be an easy ride for us, and that’s where we’re at our best.”
Muling maghaharap ang dalawang teams sa Abril 10 subalit sa home court naman ng Heat.
“They’re going to be a different team in March and April, the more important months, when we’ll probably have to see them again,” pahayag ni Celtics forward Paul Pierce na bumira ng 0-for-10 sa field at umiskor lamang ng isa. “It gives us the series in case something happens with a tiebreaker.”
Si Kevin Garnett ang sumalpak ng maraming puntos para sa Celtics, (19 puntos, pitong rebounds at tatlong assists).
Nanguna naman sa Heat si Chris Bosh na nagbuslo ng 24 puntos, 10 boards at dalawang assists habang si LeBron James ay nagtala ng 22 puntos at tig pitong assists at rebounds.
“We definitely dug ourselves a hole,” sabi ni James. “We can’t expect to come into Boston and turn the ball over 12 times in the first half. We also can’t afford to come in in the third quarter and not have our motor going and let them go on a 20-3 run to start the quarter. I feel 10 times out of 10 you’re going to lose those games. Elech Dawa