Inside the numbers from Celtics 111, Heat 110
STAT OF THE GAME
57.7: The Heat's field-goal percentage in a losing effort. For Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, that number is a testament to how poorly the Heat played defensively.
The Heat lost every "hustle" category, which explains how a team is even in the position to lose a game after shooting 57.7 percent. The Celtics outscored the Heat 54-48 in the paint, 13-5 in second-chance points and 15-5 in fast-break points.
The Heat's largest lead was 10 points, but, with 14 lead changes, it was a close game from beginning to end. There never was a clearly defined turning point, but Dwyane Wade's free-throw violation certainly qualifies as the Celtics' biggest break of the gmae.
QUOTE OF THE GAME:
I was trying to hit the rim and it didn't go as planned."