Boston Celtics defeat Miami Heat, 106-77

It seemed like a gamble — youth and energy over age and experience.

It seemed like “Glen Davis vs. Rasheed Wallace’’ was a decision Doc Rivers really had to think about once he knew his Celtics would have to play Game 2 of their first-round series against the Heat last night without Kevin Garnett, who Rivers says is their most important player.

Almost by default, Wallace was Rivers’s standby whenever Garnett had to sit during the regular season. But there was something ...

The Celtics put the Miami Heat on ice last night — and maybe for the rest of their first-round playoff series — with a 21-point run in the second quarter of last night’s 106-77 Boston victory in Game 2 at TD Garden. And that run might have been even more devastating had Ray Allen and Paul Pierce been able to figure out who should take an open 3-pointer midway through the quarter.

The mix-up resulted in a turnover, Pierce catching Allen’s pass, then looking down to see h...

The Celtics were without Kevin Garnett. KG was sitting out a one-game suspension in the wake of his careless elbow during the mayhem of the final minute of Game 1 against the Heat.

No problem. In the proud tradition of Frank Ramsey, John Havlicek, and Kevin McHale, Glen Davis reminded us that he’s good enough to start every night in the NBA. Baby Grande torched the Heat last night, scoring a bull-rush 23 points with eight rebounds in 29 minutes of a too-easy 106-77 Game...