Roajon Rondo is listed as questionable for Monday’s game with an elbow injury and will be a game time decision.
Delonte West (Shoulder bruise) also underwent an MRI and will be a game time decision.
Shaquille O’Neal is listed as day-to-day will Achillies soreness. Said head coach Doc Rivers: It’s day to day with Shaq and his body, and his life in the NBA, but I do think he’ll be able to [provide a similar effort to Game 3].”
Chris Bosh said he was nervous prior to game three.
Glen Davis played only 11 minutes in game three, his fewest of the season.
Kevin Garnett is still trying to top Hardwood Houdini with his latest blog post:
“Fight night tonight! Big game tonight and props to my boy #9 [Rajon Rondo] fighting back from injury. Team was in sync and ball moved well. We got big stops when we needed it. P2 [Paul Pierce] fought through cramps tonight, so props to him as well. Thanks to ZICO for getting me through the 4th quarter! No cramps and felt good.
Having the big Shamrock with us was big and everyone played a role! If you watched the game, you got a flash of what we got left. Felt good and had on the new Anta’s!!!!
Keep believing in us and Reach higher.”
Shaq logged over eight minutes scoring two points and picking up two fouls whilst providing a “Presence” inside.
Said Dwayne Wade on the Rondo injury: “It’s a physical game, the game of basketball is a physical game. I’m not a dirty player, it’s physical. Everyone falls to the ground, everyone gets hurt, people get up.”
Kevin Garnet scored 14 points in the third quarter on 7-of-8 shooting.
Can KG and Paul Pierce duplicate their efforts?
By the time you finish reading this post, the Rondo injury replay would have been re-shown 1,403 times on ESPN.
Jeff Green had 6 of his 11 points in the fourth quarter of game three.
Is Glen Davis injured?
Of the four lowest points per game the Heat had on the road this season, three have come at the TD Garden.
The Heat managed only five fast break points in game three.The Celtics had 18.
Ray Allen suffers the most without Rajon Rondo. With Rondo on the floor, Allen averages 20.5 points per game versus 9.4 without.