Ray Allen's hot start sets up Celtics

His 35 points and defensive play lead Boston in big win over Miami Heat

Updated: November 12, 2010, 9:58 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- Just one of those nights.

That's the shrug-and-smile catchphrase offered by everyone from Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers to point guard Rajon Rondo to old friend Eddie House when asked to describe Ray Allen's offensive outburst, which propelled the Celtics to a 112-107 triumph over the Miami Heat on Thursday night at American Airlines Arena.

Allen connected on 13 of 23 shots, including 7 of 9 trifectas, for a game-high 35 points over 41 minutes of action. He was virtually ...

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