Boston Celtics defeat Miami Heat, 112-106

MIAMI - So much for easing Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo back into action.

The Celtics threw both players into the fire last night, and they responded with some spectacular late-game heroics in a 112-106 victory over the Miami Heat.

Pierce, out since Dec. 22 with a knee infection, and Rondo, recovering from a hamstring strain, combined to tie the score just before the buzzer in regulation time. Then, Rondo scored 6 of the team’s 11 overtime points as the Celtics overcame ...