A look back at the numbers and stories for the Boston Celtics and Miami HEAT rivalry in 2011 to prepare for their first meeting of the 2012 NBA season.
The Wins Produced statistical model is used for this article. An average player produces an estimated 0.100 wins per 48 minutes, star players produce +0.200 Est.WP48 and great players produce +0.300 Est.WP48. See the HEAT Produced Page for more information.
Here's a list of the main stories published on this blog about the HEAT and Celtics last season:
- Agent D3 Makes Green Gang Look Like Mission Impossible: Recap of the season-opener against Celtics.
- It Was All Good Just a Week Ago: Recap of the second game in the season series.
- Attacking the Sports Guy One Tweet at a Time: Destruction of the Celtics' biggest fan.
- HEAT Produced: Miami 82, Boston 85. Recap of the third game in the season series.
- Beating Boston HEATcast: Recap of the HEAT's 23-point blowout in the final game of the season series.
- Celtics vs. HEAT is Order vs. Chaos: This playoff preview for the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals may be the greatest article ever posted on this blog.
- HEAT Produced: Game 1 ECS Recap
- HEAT Produced: Game 2 ECS Recap
- HEAT Produced: Game 3 ECS Recap
- HEAT Shit List: Let's Have a Toast to the Celtics Fans
- HEAT Produced: Game 4 ECS Recap
- Embrace the Chaos: A recap of the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
This spreadsheet lists the ten most productive performances by HEAT players against the Celtics last season. A few notes:
- Chris Bosh had the most productive game against the Celtics last season in Game 2 of the ECS.
- Mario Chalmers had the second-most productive game against the Celtics in a Game 3 loss.
- Dwyane Wade's performance in Game 5, when he carried the HEAT in the first half, was the third-best game against the Celtics last season.
- Udonis Haslem had the fourth-most productive game against the Celtics on Veterans Day when he called Paul Pierce a "studio gangster".
- James Jones' three-point barrage in Game 1 of the ECS was the fifth-best HEAT game against the Celtics.
- LeBron James tied Chris Bosh with three appearances on the Top 10 list, but he didn't crack the Top 5.
This spreadsheet summarizes the production of each HEAT and Celtics player from the nine games they played last season. Believe it or not, Joel Anthony was the third-most productive HEAT player vs. the Celtics last season after LeBron and Bosh.