Wednesday , Jan , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Team Report – January 21

=== Boston Celtics Team Report – January 21 ===

(Sports Network) – Paul Pierce scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds,
as the Boston Celtics rallied for an 86-84 victory over the Miami Heat at
AmericanAirlines Arena.

Mark Blount added 16 points for the Celtics, including a tip-in with 48
seconds remaining that completed a 10-point turnaround for Boston in the final
5:38 of play.

“This was a great win,” Blount said. “Everyone did what they needed to do,
stepped it up, and we got the win.”

The Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak with their fourth-straight
victory over Miami. Walter McCarty chipped in with 14 points.

Boston won despite being dominated on the boards, 52-34.

The Celtics improved to 11-10 on the road.

Pierce is averaging 22.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the last
three games.

Boston is off until Friday when it hosts the Washington Wizards.