The Celtics  have two key objectives in the third quarter. Get the lead back and don’t foul. It’s tough to play that way, obviously, but that’s the situation they are in right now. Big Baby, Kendrick Perkins  and Mikki Moore  have exactly seven fouls to play with for the next 24 minutes and the way this game is going that’s not going to be enough.
Give the Heat credit for attacking this obvious weakness. Michael Beasley and Jermaine O’Neal  did work in the second quarter against the depleted bigs and Udonis Haslem  has picked up on their lead.