Boston Celtics defeat Miami Heat, 107-102

The beginning of potential dissension began in Detroit two weeks ago after the Celtics fell apart in the second half and dropped another game to a lesser opponent.

There they were, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen in the locker room at the Palace of Auburn Hills, openly talking about the Celtics’ issues and how selfishness was poisoning their quest to remain an elite team.

There were no names mentioned. But Rondo and Allen knew who they were talking about and just wanted to ge...

Kevin Garnett’s knees began to betray him last year. Paul Pierce keeps coming up with one owie after another. When is Ray Allen’s turn? Rasheed, too.

Isn’t this what happens when you are dependent on aging basketball players?

Four of the first six members of Doc Rivers’s rotation are 32 years of age or older. That’s not an opinion. That’s a fact. You can’t act surprised if an older player gets hurt. That’s another fact.

What the events of the last two seasons are ...

There were all sorts of indications the Celtics might be playing catch-up with Dwyane Wade in last night’s game against the Heat. Paul Pierce (strained left foot) was out, and his replacement, Tony Allen, got into early foul trouble.

But with the game on the line, Allen batted away Wade’s dribble and converted two foul shots in the final minute of the Celtics’ 107-102 victory at TD Garden.

“It was a rough night for me after those fouls,’’ Allen said. “But I didn’t pa...