LeBron James went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds leading Miami over Boston, 115-107, on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Miami won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 187.5.
Miami got 24 points from Dwyane Wade and another 20 points from Norris Cole. Dwyane Wade contributed 8 assists, while Udonis Haslem cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
The Celtics got a 28-point performance from Ray Allen, who was supported by 22 points from Rajon Rondo. Rajon Rondo had 12 assists in a losing cause for Boston, while Rajon Rondo grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Heat hit the break leading 69-54 before taking care of business in the second half.
Miami won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-28.
Miami heads into a battle against the Bobcats. Boston, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Orleans.