Despite a monster game from Rajon Rondo, the Miami Heat proved to strong at home, pulling off a 115-111 overtime victory at the American Airlines Arena Thursday. LeBron James fell just short of a triple-double with figures of 34 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, while Udonis Haslem produced a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Rajon Rondo exploded with a stat line that read 44 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds, off the back of a game high 53 minutes. Sadly for Doc Rivers and Co, it proved to not be enough to get them over the line against an All-Star Miami lineup who are still without Chris Bosh. Boston started the game in fine form, leading by as many as 15 during the second quarter, but failed to go on with the job as Miami pulled back in the second half. Miami were regulars at the free-throw line, seeing 47 attempts compared to the Celtics 29, but were only successful 66% of the time compared to Boston’s 90%. The Heats Shane Battier said after the game
“One of the best games I’ve played in, win or lose … It’s easier said when you win – but its unbelievable”.
Game 2 MVP: LeBron JamesJames proved why he was named the 2011/12 MVP with near triple-double figures. He was sent to the line on 24 occasions, almost as much as the whole of the Boston team combined. LeBron led from the front with 48 minutes of game time, 34 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, proving that he is just a freak of an athlete and human being. Photo Credit: www.nbcsports.msnbc.com
Twitter TalkStuart Scott - @StuartScott
"Hilarious 1/2 of twitter thnks SC anchors LOVE Lebron..half call us haters..I pull 4 Heat cuz I cover NBA finals goon 2 Miami in June Bill Simmons - @sportsguy33
"27 fouls for Boston, 16 for Miami. 3x as many fouls for PP as LBJ and Wade combined. Oh, and New Orleans won the lottery tonight"