Rondo’s record night can’t get Celtics even
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:00 pm
By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) — Back and forth they went in overtime, Rajon Rondo and the Miami Heat.
Rondo scored. The Heat answered. Then again. And again.
Eventually, Rondo missed, one of the rare times he didn’t deliver on an unforgettable night.
Moments later, the Heat took the lead for good, finally able to close out a wild Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored eight of his 23 points in the extra session and the Heat rallied from 15 down to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 on Wednesday night — taking a 2-0 lead in the series by pulling off the biggest comeback in franchise postseason history.
“One of the best games I’ve played in, win or lose,” Heat forward Shane Battier said.
“It’s easier said when you win — but it’s unbelievable.”
Rondo scored all 12 of Boston’s points in overtime, capping a 44-point, 10-assist, eight-rebound effort in which he played every second of a 53-minute game.
Published in The Messenger 5.31.12