Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and chipped in with 18 rebounds for Boston on Saturday, leading the Celtics to a 97-81 victory over Miami at TD Garden.
Bettors who backed the Celtics were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 183.5.
Boston got 27 points from Paul Pierce and another 15 points from Ray Allen. Rajon Rondo contributed 11 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
Miami got 23 points from Dwyane Wade in a losing cause and another 17 points from Mario Chalmers. Dwyane Wade contributed 7 assists for the Heat, while Joel Anthony had 11 rebounds.
Boston trailed at halftime, 46-44.
Boston had a 39-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.