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Jun 1, 2012 11:41 PM by Andy Koen

Rondo, Celtics beat Heat 101-91, trail series 2-1

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points with 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory over the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, cutting Miami's lead in the series to 2-1.

LeBron James scored 34 points but the NBA MVP and the rest of the Heat went cold during a 7-minute stretch at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second, when Boston outscored them 15-0 to turn a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead.

Paul Pierce scored 23 points for the Celtics. Game 4 is Sunday night in Boston.

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