Big Three Play for Miami, Heat Edge Celtics, 109-101


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Marc Serota/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The big three of Miami returned for the Heat and handed the Celtics a 109-101 defeat on Friday night.

For the first time in a couple weeks, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James were on the court together.  Miami trailed earlier, but scored 41 points in the second quarter to cruise past Boston.

James scored 20 points, dished out nine assists, and collected six rebounds in the win.

“Felt good to get back in the lineup with the other ‘Big Two,’ ” James said. “It’s great. We’re just trying to get some more continuity, get our legs up under us.”

Wade returned to the lineup after missing six games from bone bruises around his kneecap and scored 11 points in 34 minutes.

“I’ve still got some work to do,” said Wade.

Bosh and Ray Allen added 17 apiece and Rashard Lewis scored 19 off the bench for Miami.

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