Jessica Camerato

Always surprises me there isn't more fanfare when players raised in Boston (or Boston area) play at TD Garden.

Steve Bulpett

Nice hand from Garden crowd as Shabazz Napier of Roxbury and UConn checks in for first time.

Sean Grande

Evan Turner now has 350 rebounds/350 assists. Only 8 Celtics have ever gone 400/400. (Bird, Cousy, Hondo, PP, Rondo, Russell, Walker, JoJo)

Scott Souza

Every time you look up at the clock in this game there seems to be MORE time left on it somehow. #Celtics

Gary Washburn

Shabazz Napier about to check in and some Roxbury folks cheer #celtics #heat

Paul Flannery

When Mario Chalmers is throwing in off balance runners of the glass it might not be your night.

Adam Himmelsbach

Isaiah Thomas takes issue with how Dwyane Wade stared him down after the foul that caused his injury: bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/03…

Jay King

Celtics can't stop Heat, go to a 2-3 zone.

Brian Robb

Celtics roll out the 2-3 zone, since nothing else is working tonight.

Jay King

If the Celtics lose this, the Heat will have the head-to-head tiebreaker by virtue of a 3-1 regular season record in the matchup.

Jessica Camerato

The Heat have stretched their lead over the Celtics to 19 points in the third quarter (67-48)

Brian Robb

Heat now 7-of-12 from downtown. Dragic creating wide-open looks nearly every time down the floor.

Jessica Camerato

Henry Walker has 12 points, all off treys (4/6). Redemption game? #Celtics #Heat

Jay King

This game has gone so badly Marcus Smart was just benched for defensive reasons.

Mark Murphy

They must be trying to loosen up Thomas. Sent in with 10:48 left in third for Smart. Thomas' first half - 1-6, 3 turnovers.

Abby Chin

The steal and slam by Brandon Bass is all the crowd here at the TD Garden needed to get excited. #itsthelittlethings #CelticsTalk

Gary Washburn

Henry Walker, a 31 percent 3-point shooter this season, already has four tonight. Been that kind of game for #heat

Abby Chin

Isaiah Thomas already up and at the table. Ready to come in at 10:48 in the 3rd. #CelticsTalk

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens sends Isaiah Thomas to scorer's table within first minute of second half. So that answers that.

Adam Himmelsbach

Boston guy Shabazz Napier posing for pics with a couple young Celtics fans before the 2nd half gets started here.

Sean Grande

35 times under Brad Stevens the Celtics have trailed by 19 or more. Their record: 0-35

Chris Forsberg

Isaiah Thomas in first half: 1 point on 1-of-6 shooting, three missed free throws. Here he is after taking a charge: http://t.co/cBGKalTdiH

Ben Rohrbach

Good cop/bad cop routine in C's locker room right now? (Stevens gets Olynyk water, leaves; Wallace enters, slaps water, screams at Olynyk.)

Jessica Camerato

Sin Wade, los Heat están ganado 57-40 contra los Celtics después de 2Q.

Jay King

I puked a few times yest. The Cs did same thing in the first half. But I'm fine today. Commutative property of vomit, I'm sure they'll win.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs down 57-40 at half. #Celtics: Bradley 12 pts. Zeller 10 pts, 7 reb. #Heat: Dragic 17 pts. Johnson 11 pts. #celticstalk

Chris Forsberg

C’s looked sluggish at start vs. Brooklyn; shook it after 6 minutes. Hasn't happened tonight, trail shorthanded Miami 57-40 at intermission.

Jessica Camerato

Halftime #Heat 57 - #Celtics 40. G. Dragic 17pt, Bradley 12pt, Johnson 11pt, Zeller 10pt-7reb (Wade out)

Ben Rohrbach

Crowder's up and leads team into the locker room with a limp. Cool to see entire bench head over to check on him there.

Gary Washburn

#celtics look horrible, trail #heat 57-40. MIA is 7-for-12 from the 3-point line. Dragic and Johnson have 28 combined pts. Bradley 12.

Marc D'Amico

The Heat lead the Celtics 57-40 at halftime. Avery Bradley leads the C's with 12 points and Tyler Zeller has 10 and seven rebounds.

Steve Bulpett

Celts head to dressing room down 17 to Miami. If you live inside Rt. 128, cover your children's ears. Gerald will be rocking the room.

Jay King

Pressey comes in for Thomas and immediately throws a pass into the 1st row. Miami getting whatever it wants. What a poor effort by Cs so far

Rich Levine

Bench Thomas for the second half, play Evan Turner all 24 minutes, and the Celtics win this game.

Brian Robb

Sure enough, Phil Pressey is checking in right now for Thomas.

Adam Himmelsbach

No Wade, Whiteside, Birdman, but Heat shooting 57.6 percent and lead the Celtics, 52-38.

Scott Souza

Been valiant effort, but if this continues #Celtics coach may want to consider giving Isaiah Thomas (1-6 FG in 13 min) the second half off.

Jay King

Isaiah Thomas is hurting the Celtics at both ends. Gotta get him in the flow. Also can't let him kill you. Tough balancing act for Stevens.

Brian Robb

Time to go with Phil Pressey for Stevens.

Gary Washburn

#celtics can do nothing with Goran Dragic, who has 17 points in 16 min. #celtics look flat and frustrated.

Brian Robb

Isaiah Thomas....just doesn't look right yet. Admirable for him to gut it out, but hurting C's out there right now.

Mark Murphy

Thomas talked about not wanting to think about his first fall. There it was, right onto his back, taking that charge on Tyler Johnson.

Gary Dzen

My friend @TheWilderThings wrote a poignant thing on Boston vs. San Francisco boston.com/news/opinion/2…

Jay King

Thomas just went down hard on his lower back after taking a charge, then got stripped, then screamed out the F-word in frustration. Yikes.

Scott Souza

You can take the Billy out of Henry Walker's name, but you can't take the Billy out of Henry Walker's act. #Celtics

Jay King

This officiating is painful. Just let them play basketball, guys.

Jay King

As @Mscotshay notes, this game has almost been like two quarters worth of makeup calls.

Jessica Camerato

Hey @Chris Forsberg, we haven't seen Balcony Gina in a while.

Jessica Camerato

ICYMI: Get to know #Pistons rookie Spencer Dinwiddie bit.ly/1DV00aN

Rich Levine

This is a glimpse at what Isaiah Thomas's game will look like in 2027, when he's the 9th or 10th man on a contender. His Jason Terry years.

Scott Souza

Sign #Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas still not feeling it. An 87.8 percent FT shooter this season, he deferred to Avery Bradley on that Tech.

Brian Robb

After missing his first three FT's of the night, Isaiah Thomas is off technical FT duty. Bradley makes his attempt.

Mark Murphy

That Crowder three attempt went off the backboard like a table scratch.

Jessica Camerato

Every game does. RT @Chris Haynes Kendrick Perkins getting set to check in. This game needs a little bit of Perkness.

Steve Bulpett

Midway through 2nd Q, Celts down 13 to Heat w/o Wade, Bosh, Whiteside. Gerald Wallace is deciding which expletives to use at halftime.

Mark Murphy

Rough return for Thomas (1-4, 0-3 FT, 1 3-pt. airball) so far. He understandably doesn't have that burst.

Jessica Camerato

Pregame note: Luol Deng continues to be one of the classiest players in the NBA

Scott Souza

#Celtics forward Gerald Wallace gets early call in second quarter. That's generally a sign Brad Stevens is not pleased with team's effort.

Jay King

Or a 'Gerald at the 4' game? RT @Geoff_Simpson4: This is a 'Crowder at the 4' game

Scott Souza

#Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas getting another quick stint before back stiffens. Already going better than first (0-2 FG, 0-3 FT in 7 min).

Jessica Camerato

Goran Dragic: 15 points in 13 minutes #heat #celtics

Rich Levine

Celtics can usually lean on a coaching advantage but not tonight against Spoelstra. Brad might have to threaten snacks again at halftime.

Jessica Camerato

Wade no está jugando esta noche, pero G. Dragic y Johnson están anotando por los Heat (17 pts en total). #Celtics #Heat

Sean Grande

No but hey, anyone can call a game they can see. RT @drjefflo Does any other NBA team put their broadcast team in the corner of the arena?

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics Avery Bradley returns at 9:39 mark of second quarter. #Celticstalk

Mark Murphy

Miami uber small with Haslem (6-8) biggest player on floor.

Brian Robb

Isaiah Thomas looking rusty as expected. 0-for-2 from field, 0-for-3 from line. Will be interesting to see if Stevens sticks with him.

Steve Bulpett

Celts have given up 10 points off seven turnovers and trail Miami by seven after one quarter. Not hard to connect those dots.

Gary Washburn

#celtics trail #heat 27-20 after 1Q. Dragic 8, Walker 6, Johnson 6; Bradley 8. BOS w 7 TOs for 10 Miami Points.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs down 27-20 after 1Q. #Celtics: Bradley 8 pts. Bass 4 pts, 4 reb. #Heat: Dragic 8 pts. Walker 6 pts. #Celticstalk

Marc D'Amico

The first quarter is in the books, and the Heat lead the Celtics 27-20. Avery Bradley leads the C's with 8 points. Bass: 4 points, 4 rebs.

Adam Himmelsbach

Rough start for Isaiah Thomas. 0-for-2 from floor, 0-for-3 from foul line. 27-20 Heat.

Gary Washburn

Everything Isaiah Thomas is shooting tonight is coming up short, which was to be expected after eight games off #celtics

Jessica Camerato

Henry Walker couldn't wear his current number 5 when he was on the Celtics because it was occupied by Kevin Garnett.

Brian Robb

Heat have already scored 8 points off of 7 first quarter turnovers by the Celtics.

Jay King

Thomas looks completely out of sorts, Cs appear dazed and confused, a small lineup with Michael Beasley/Henry Walker at 4/5 is killing. Huh.

Gary Washburn

#celtics are in their "chill mode after a big win" state right now. Look totally uninterested while the #heat are playing very hard.

Gary Washburn

Not sure if I've ever seen anybody go after Bass before. He's one of the more mild-mannered dudes in the league #celtics #heat

Rich Levine

You think Heat/Celtics is intense now, just wait until the Eastern Conference Finals.

Jay King

Not sure if this is chippiness or overeager officiating, but the Eastern Conference playoff race sure is a special place.

Brian Robb

Getting feisty here at the Garden. 2 technicals in the past minute, one on Bass, one on Henry Walker.

Gary Washburn

Now Henry Walker gets a tech for a rough foul on Olynyk. #celtics #heat

Jessica Camerato

And now there's a tech called against Henry Walker. We're only in the first quarter here.

Abby Chin

#Celtics have already committed 4 turnovers the #Heat turned into 6 points. #Celtics have forced 3 turnovers, but no points to show for it.

Jay King

Brandon Bass got a technical foul for something there, not sure what, after a hard foul on Goran Dragic.

Jessica Camerato

Tech called against Brandon Bass, G. Dragic hits FT

Gary Washburn

Goran Dragic tries to go at Brandon Bass after a hard foul. Not sure that's the dude he wants to mess with. #celtics #heat

Jay King

Word. RT @Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley took a shot to the funny bone on his left elbow but is fine.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Avery Bradley re-aggravated his left elbow. He was stretching it out. No word yet if he's going to return to action. #CelticsTalk

Mark Murphy

Bradley sustained a hit on his left elbow. Said to be fine.

Adam Himmelsbach

Avery Bradley took a shot to the funny bone on his left elbow but is fine.

Jay King

Not ideal. RT @MrTrpleDouble10: AB now dangling that injured left elbow a bit... Grimacing in pain

A. Sherrod Blakely

Avery Bradley is doing his best D-Wade impression tonight. He has 8 points on 3-for-5 shooting. The rest of the team 3-for-6, 6 pts.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Isaiah Thomas returned from back bruise for first time w/ 6:22 left in the first quarter. Yes, the @tdgarden crowd noticed. Loudly.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Loud ovation for Isaiah Thomas upon checking in for the #Celtics. #Celticstalk

Jessica Camerato

Isaiah Thomas received a standing O from a handful of Celtics fans when he checked in after missing games due to injury.

Brian Robb

Big ovation from the Garden crowd as isaiah Thomas enters the game.

Mark Murphy

Big ovation for Thomas with 6:11 left in first.

Jay King

Isaiah Thomas just got a big ovation. Some people stood up for his initial return after an eight-game absence.

Adam Himmelsbach

Isaiah Thomas checks in to a big ovation at 6:21 in first quarter.