Boston was victimized by LeBron James for 45 points as the Heat defeated the Celtics 98-79 in NBA action on Thursday.
Miami won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 180.5.
Miami got 17 points from Dwyane Wade and another 9 points from Mario Chalmers. LeBron James contributed 5 assists, while LeBron James cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
Boston got 21 points from Rajon Rondo in a losing cause and another 12 points from Brandon Bass. Rajon Rondo contributed 10 assists for the Celtics, while Brandon Bass had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Miami were victorious, as the score was 55-42 at the break.
Miami won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-34.