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The spark they've been missing?

KG could miss Game 2 after dust-up, but might have lit fire under Celtics in the process

Updated: April 18, 2010, 2:56 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Before Saturday, the Celtics and Heat didn't have any playoff history. But in the fracas that ensued in the waning moments of Boston's 85-76 Game 1 triumph, this series ratcheted up to an intensity typically reserved for Celtics-Lakers.

Tempers flared after Paul Pierce tumbled to the ground in front of the Miami bench with an apparent right shoulder injury with 40 seconds to play. Miami's Quentin Richardson stood defiantly over Pierce and suggested he was exaggerating the injury, ...

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