Boston: Sasha Pavlovic scored 12 of his of his season-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, leading a group of Boston Celtics reserves in a 78-66 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday as both teams rested their top players.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were out for the Heat. Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo didn't play for the Celtics. The teams had much more to lose in potential injuries than they could gain with another victory in the second-to-last game of the regular season.
The result was a season-low point total for the Heat, who scored the first 11 points of the game but couldn't stop Pavlovic down the stretch. With Miami's loss, the Chicago Bulls clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.