Celtics won’t back down, win gritty Game 3

And you thought the series was over after just two games.

Tisk, tisk.

The Boston Celtics finally showed a pulse (and their upper body strength in Kevin Garnett’s case) in the Eastern Conference Finals, beating the Miami Heat 101-91 on Friday night.

Many, if not all, had written the C’s off entirely after two straight losses to open the series in Miami. You were probably one of them.

Yes, you.

A Garnett and Rajon Rondo-backed squad came out firing and held a 22-point lead entering the fourth quarter. Boston looked like an entirely different team.

Oh, and the disparity in personal fouls between the Heat and Celtics in Games 1 and 2 that had the nation in an uproar? A thing of the past. Both teams finished with 24 on Friday.

Funny how that worked out.

Solid game by the #Celtics all around. They certainly had their lapses in the second half, but they capitalized when they should have.

— Zuri Berry (@zuriberry) June 2, 2012

The Celtics scored a whopping 58 points in the paint. And thanks to Marquis Daniels, Celtics may actually have a real bench. #PushUps

— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) June 2, 2012

Hopefully da Refs will call the rest of the series like tonite & if they do #Celtics will win this series should be 2-1 #Celtics #WIGGSOUT

— jermaine wiggins (@jwiggs85) June 2, 2012

The Celtics should be up 2-1…nice job in game 2 though Heat…mighta gotten you to the Finals

— Bruce Leroy (@Erudition4You) June 2, 2012

A series should NEVER be considered "over" until each team has played at home. A 2-0 lead at home is what is EXPECTED. #celtics #thunder

— Jackie Mesa Pepper (@Jackie_Pepper) June 2, 2012

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