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Recap - Heat Defeat Boston 109-101

LeBron James scored 20 points leading the Heat to a 109-101 victory over Boston at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday.

Miami did not, however, defeat the Celtics against the spread, which closed at 11.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 196.5.

Miami got 19 points from Rashard Lewis and another 17 points from Chris Bosh. LeBron James contributed 9 assists, while Chris Bosh cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Boston got 25 points from Jeff Green in a losing cause and another 20 points from Jordan Crawford. Jason Terry contributed 3 assists for the Celtics, while Brandon Bass had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Miami were victorious, as the score was 58-50 at the break.

Miami won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-34.

Miami heads into a battle against the Bulls. Boston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Orlando.