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Celtics eager to end Heat series at home

April 27, 2010
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - You guard Dwyane Wade too closely and he drives to the basket. Give him some room and he sinks a three-pointer.

What are the Boston Celtics to do?

"It's a tricky situation," Ray Allen said.

Allen has the unenviable task of being the Celtic assigned to defend the Miami Heat star most of the time - his next chance comes Tuesday night in Game 5 - although Allen's teammates are supposed to help. None of them did well enough Sunday.

Wade raced in for layups and soared high for long-range jumpers. His 46 points, a franchise playoff record, helped keep the Heat's season alive. They won 101-92 at home, cutting the Celtics lead to 3-1 and forcing the best-of-seven series back to Boston.

It's not just Wade who causes trouble. Sunday, Quentin Richardson scored 20 points, Udonis Haslem grabbed 11 rebounds and Michael Beasley converted a key offensive rebound late in the game.

A win by Miami would send the series back there for a sixth game Thursday night.



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