LeBron James scored 24 of his 35 points in the second half, Dwyane Wade added 28 and the Miami Heat used a late 14-0 run to pull away and beat the Boston Celtics 102-91 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series last night. Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and added 12 assists for Boston, which got 16 points from Kevin Garnett and 13 from Pierce.
Boston center Shaquille O’Neal was out for last nights Celtics loss to the Heat. O’Neal scrimmaged with the Celtics in practice on Monday. Celtics coach Doc Rivers says O’Neal looked good at times, then had trouble getting around by the end of the session. Rivers says O’Neal may be “likely” to play in Game 3 at Boston on Saturday.