May 31, 2012
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Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers, and the Celtics had few answers after falling behind 2-0 in the East finals after another loss in Miami.
Mario Chalmers, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade (left to right) emerged with a 115-111 win in overtime.
Rondo was the star of the game, playing all 53 minutes and scoring a game-high 44 points.
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Wade sailed past Kevin Garnett, Mickael Pietrus, and Brandon Bass for a key field goal in overtime.
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Paul Pierce fouled out late in the fourth quarter and finished with 21 points.
Wade, who had a slow start, finished with 23 points.
Rondo put up an acrobatic shot over Shane Battier in the first quarter.
Garnett defended against a shot by Wade. The Celtics held Wade to 2 points and no assists in the first half.
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Wade and Pierce competed for a loose ball in the first quarter.
Garnett, seen here working against Ronny Turiaf, scored 18 points on 6-for-18 shooting.
James was matched up against Pierce for much of the game. He finished with 34 points.
Garnett fought for rebound position against James Jones, left, Joel Anthony.
Rivers must now bring his team home looking for its first win in the series.