2012 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals | Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 7Category: Basketball
For the second consecutive year, the Miami Heat reach the Eastern Conference Finals to face off with the Boston Celtics who made the round since 2010 when they made it all the way to the NBA Finals.
Lebron James and Dwyane Wade hopes to defeat the the Celtics without Chris Bosh. The Big Four meanwhile is complete but injuries suffered by Ray Allen makes him ineffective in the 2012 NBA Playoffs thus far.
Both teams are coming off grueling Semifinals Round series with their opponent. The Heat won 4-2 over the Indiana Pacers while the Celtics 4-3 over the Philadelphia 76ers.
1. The Heat entered the 2012 NBA Playoffs as the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference while the Celtics is #4.
2. In the regular season, the Celtics defeated the Heat 3 times out of 4 meetings.
SCHEDULE: Series is tied 3-3
(All games will appear on ESPN)
May 28 – Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat (8:30 P.M. EST) Heat win 93-79
May 30 – Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat (8:30 P.M. EST) Heat win 115-111 OT
June 1 – Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics (8:30 P.M. EST) Celtics win 101-91
June 3 – Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics (8:30 P.M. EST) Celtics win 93-91 OT
June 5 – Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat (8:30 P.M. EST) Celtics win 94-90
June 7 – Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics (8:30 P.M. EST) Heat win 98-79
June 9 – Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat (8:30 P.M. EST)
I will post recaps after every game
LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Shane Battier, playing in the conference finals for the first time, scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds for the Heat, who wasted an early 11-point first-half lead before running away to break a halftime tie.
Kevin Garnett scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Boston, which got 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists from Rajon Rondo and 12 points from Paul Pierce.
LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Miami Heat pulled off the biggest playoff comeback in franchise history to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Mario Chalmers scored 22 for the Heat, who took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals despite an unbelievable night by Rajon Rondo. The Celtics guard played all 53 minutes and scored 44 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds.
Paul Pierce scored 21 points, Kevin Garnett added 18 and Ray Allen 13 for Boston.
Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 23 points and Rajon Rondo had 21 points with 10 assists to help the Celtics avoid falling into a 3-0 hole in the series after losing the first two games in Miami.
LeBron James scored 34 points, but the NBA MVP and the rest of the Heat went cold during a 7-minute stretch at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second, when Boston outscored them 15-0 to turn a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead.
The Celtics extended it to 24 points early in the fourth quarter before Miami came back and cut it to 95-87 with help from three 3-pointers by Mike Miller. But James had a turnover and missed a 3-pointer in the last 2 minutes to squelch the Heat’s hope of a comeback.
Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists, and scored the final three points of the Celtics’ 93-91 overtime victory over the Heat on Sunday night that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.
Getting a huge break when LeBron James fouled out for the first time since moving to Miami, the Celtics recovered after blowing an 18-point lead in regulation and moved two games away from a third trip to the NBA finals in five years.
Kevin Garnett added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics, while Paul Pierce scored 23 points before fouling out. Ray Allen finished with 16 points.
James had 29 points and Dwyane Wade scored 20 after another dismal start for the Heat, who host Game 5 on Tuesday.
Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 19 – including a huge 3-pointer over LeBron James’ outstretched arm with 52.9 seconds left – and the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in the East finals that now shift to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday night.
James finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds for Miami, though he went 8 minutes without scoring in the final quarter. Dwyane Wade scored 27 for the Heat, who got no more than nine from anyone else.
James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Boston Celtics and leading the Heat to a 98-79 victory Thursday night that forced a decisive game in the Eastern Conference finals.
James shot 19 of 26 from the field and finished four points shy of his playoff career-high while playing 45 minutes, not sitting down until the victory was long secured.
Dwyane Wade added 17 points for the Heat, who need a victory at home Saturday night to return to the NBA finals. And if James plays like this again, Miami should have no problem getting it.
Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 10 assists for Boston. Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass each scored 12 points, but Paul Pierce had only nine on 4-of-18 shooting.
If I can find a Heat vs Celtics LIVE stream, I’ll embed it here. Just check out this post every game time.
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