Celtics down Heat

Ray Allen dropped 24 points, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 96-86 to win their Eastern Conference first round series in five games on Tuesday night.

Boston covered as 7-point home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 186-point total listed by oddsmakers.

Paul Pierce went for 21 points, seven rebounds, and six assists for the Celtics, who got 16 points, 12 assists, eight boards, and four steals from Rajon Rondo in the win.

Dwyane Wade had 31 points and 10 assists for Miami, while Mario Chalmers scored 20 points off the bench for the Heat.