The Celtics  are just 24 minutes away from ending this series, leading the Heat by a score of 48-38 at the half.
Paul Pierce  (13 points) and Rajon Rondo  (12 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists) have led the Celtics charge. Also a strong first half for Kendrick Perkins , who finished the opening 24 with six points, five rebounds and two blocks.
Dwyane Wade  leads the Heat with 11 points, but has shot only 4-for-11 and has had trouble getting to the basket. Miami is shooting just 34.9 percent from the floor and have missed all eight three-point attempts.