Rajon Rondo gets the double-double but not without a loss and more drama

Rajon Rondo - photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Rajon Rondo – photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Paul Pierce scored 23 points, Rondo finished with 20 points and 13 assists, and Leandro Barbosa scored 16 for Boston. The Celtics, who lost to the Heat in last season’s Eastern Conference finals, were not on the court for the ring ceremony.  They almost wrecked the festive mood with a late comeback.  An 11-2 run late in the fourth quarter got Boston within 111-107 on Courtney Lee’s layup with 2:09 left. That was the last Celtics’ hurrah — Bosh scored the game’s next seven points, sealing it for Miami.  “I thought they were the aggressor the whole game,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “They got on the floor where they wanted to get on the floor. They took us out of stuff that they wanted to.”

 

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