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Second Quarter Wrap: Celtics-Heat

The Celtics [1] are just 24 minutes away from ending this series, leading the Heat by a score of 48-38 at the half.

Paul Pierce [2] (13 points) and Rajon Rondo [3] (12 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists) have led the Celtics charge. Also a strong first half for Kendrick Perkins [4], who finished the opening 24 with six points, five rebounds and two blocks.

Dwyane Wade [5] 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.

In the Something to Watch Department, things got a little chippy in the second, with Wade and Rondo exchanging some words and Quentin Richardson [6] trying his charm on Kevin Garnett [7].