Eddie House scored 20 points in the second quarter alone last night in a 98-83 Boston Celtics victory over the Miami Heat. House shot 7-11 from 3 point range and finished the game with 25. Ray Allen scored a game high 27 for the C’s, contributing to the teams 15 for 25 3-point shooting percentage. Kevin Garnett scored 16 points, and pulled down 13 rebounds. Paul Pierce added 14 points.
House, who was with the Heat for his first three seasons in the league says although he’s used to Miami’s American Airlines Arena, his performance didn’t have much to do with the gym itself. “I don’t think this had anything to do with the building,” he said. “I was just getting open looks. We concentrated on moving the ball, and this is what happened.”
Dwayne Wade received the NBA player of the month award for December at the half as the Heat trailed the Celtics 57-34. Wade scored 25 points for Miami followed by Deaquan Cook who finished with 20.
Up next for the Celtics is a tough match up tonight against the Orlando Magic; a team currently leading the league with a 33-8 record.
The Celtics beat the Magic earlier this season, making this a payback game for Orlando. Looking ahead Celtics coach Doc Rivers states “We’re obviously not where we want to be but we’re starting to trend in the right direction.”
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