Boston Celtics defeat Miami Heat, 112-108

The Celtics have been losing the battle of attrition.

But though the roster numbers deteriorated to absurd levels this week, the situation seems to be improving.

The Celtics (51-18) displayed remarkable resourcefulness in a 112-108 overtime win over the Heat last night, following the lead of Paul Pierce (36 points) and Rajon Rondo (27) in clinching the Atlantic Division title for the third time in five seasons.

Though Ray Allen (hyperextended right elbow) and Leon Po...