Joe D'Amico's NBA Boston/Miami Game 2 Winner
Boston vs. Miami,
05/30/2012 20:30 EDT,
Score: 111 - 115
Point Spread: -8/-101 Miami
Today's winner is Miami over Boston.
Miami took Game 1 over in the second half. The younger and more athletic squad forced Boston to run and fight for every loose ball. The Celtics looked exhausted when the 3rd quarter rolled around. LeBron James posted 32 points and 13 rebounds. Dwyane Wade acquired 10 of his 22 points in the final quarter. The Heat owned the glass, outrebounding the Celtics, 48-33 in the opener. If it weren't for Kevin Garnett, Boston would be playing golf right now. The Forward had his 10th double-double of the Playoffs with 23 points and 10 boards. But the aging Paul Pierce and Ray Allen were non-factors as the pair combined for 18 points on 6 for 25 shooting from the field. They both had a lot of trouble in transition and it seems that the duo are truly being nagged by existing injuries. Miami also blocked 11 shots as well. Remember that the team is an astounding 34-6 SU and 24-16 ATS at home this season while Boston is just 17-23 SU and 19-20-1 ATS as a visitor this year. The injury to Avery Bradley has hurt the Green and white. The Guard was rotating in to allow Rajon Rondo time to rest then became a starter when Ray Allen struggled from injury. The Home Team in this series is 12-4 ATS their L16 meetings. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS their L7 games played at the Heat, 3-8 ATS their L11 Playoff games as a 'dog, and 1-6 ATS their L7 games played on 1 days rest. The Heat are 7-1 ATS their L8 games played at home, 5-0 ATS their L5 Conference Finals games, and 16-5 ATS their L21 Playoff games played as a favorite. Take Miami. Thank you.