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Rondo, Celtics Beat Heat 101-91, Trail Series 2-1

Marquis Daniels #4 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics react in the second half after Daniels scored a 2-point basket in the second half against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Marquis Daniels #4 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics react in the second half after Daniels scored a 2-point basket in the second half against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points with 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory over the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, cutting Miami’s lead in the series to 2-1.

Game 4 is Sunday night in Boston.

LeBron James scored 34 points but the NBA MVP and the rest of the Heat went cold during a 7-minute stretch at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second, when Boston outscored them 15-0 to turn a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead.

Paul Pierce scored 23 points for Boston.

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