Heat Defeat the Celtics on Opening Night
(MIAMI) — On the night that the Miami Heat received their championship rings, they reminded the world just how good they are after defeating the Boston Celtics 120-107.
Dwayne Wade scored 29 points, Lebron James scored 26 points and former Celtic Ray Allen dropped 19 points off the bench to give the Heat a convincing win over their Eastern Conference rival.
“It was good to cap the night off with a win,” Head head coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It was an emotional time for all of us in our organization.”
Arguably the most memorable part of the game happened right before Allen checked in for the first time. Allen went over to the Celtics sideline and exchanged handshakes and pleasantries with members of the Celtics coaching staff. Though Allen went over the greet Kevin Garnett and patted him on the shoulder to get his attention, Garnett just kept staring onto the court and never unacknowledged Allen was even near him.
“I was just trying to focus as much as I could. I am such an intense person,” Garnett said. “It was a blank. Obviously he’s on the other side. It’s time to play the game, man.”
Allen spent the previous five seasons with the Celtics and won an NBA Championship with the team during the 2007-2008 season.
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