Heat-Celtics: Too Much Dwyane Wade for One Tea Party

Alexander RiveroContributor IMarch 12, 2009

Coming off a huge double overtime victory against the Bulls, the Heat (34-29) hosted the defending champion Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. 

The depleted Celtic team hoped to bounce back after a hard-fought loss to the Orlando Magic this past Sunday. However, the Celtics couldn't muster up the Irish luck necessary to take down the high-spirited Miami Heat.

Dwyane Wade was magnificent once again as he dropped another impressive 30-point game to lead the Heat to a 107-99 win. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce combined for 43 points and went 15-28 from the field.

The Celtics were without starters Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett for the second straight game. The team is obviously hurting as they lost back to back games on the road.

Miami had all five starters in double figures with Daequan Cook adding 10 points off the bench. "We have to protect home court," Wade said. "By any means necessary."

The "kryptonite" colored Celtics couldn't stop Superman in Orlando, nor slow down The Flash in Miami. The Heat look to extend their win streak Saturday afternoon as they host the Utah Jazz.

Doc Rivers and the Celtics are probably very happy to be leaving the Sunshine State after losing back to back games.

My guess is they won't be visiting Disney World any time soon.