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The Miami Heat (2-1) are going to have to play at least five games if they plan on reaching their second consecutive NBA Finals, after dropping a 101-91 decision to the Boston Celtics (1-2) in Game 3 as 2.5-point road underdogs on Friday night at the TD Garden in Boston.

LeBron James scored a game-high 34 points on 16-of-26 shooting from the floor, but received little help from his teammates until outscoring the Celtics by a 28-16 margin in the fourth quarter. The Heat have now lost all three games in straight-up fashion as a road underdog of three or fewer points this season.

The Celtics have been sent out as two-point home favorites for Game 4 on Sunday (provided by SBR Forum), while the total comes out at 182, which is three points higher than the previous game.

Miami has now dropped two of three Game 3s during the 2012 NBA playoffs, with the only victory c...

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