The Miami Heat booked their second straight trip to the NBA Finals Sunday, with a 101-88 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. As usual, LeBron James led Miami, logging 48 minutes for his 31 points and 12 rebounds, while Chris Bosh was in fine form, shooting 8-10 from the field for his 19 points and 8 rebounds. Being down by as many as 11 points during the first half, Miami turned it around after the break outscoring Boston 55-35, giving them the victory.. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with his 22 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists, with Brandon Bass chipping in with 16 points, 5 boards and 4 steals. The major difference between both sides was Miami’s ability to score off the bench. The Heat bench outscored the Celtics 19-2, with all of Miami’s points coming via Chris Bosh. While Boston will be frustrated that they were unable to challenge for an NBA Championship in 2011/12, Celtics fans should be thankful they got what they did from an overachieving Boston team that isn’t getting any younger. Miami on the other hand will be looking ahead to their date with the Big Four of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who themselves knocked off the San Antonio Spurs in 6 games.
Game 7 MVP: LeBron JamesIs their any question that LeBron is currently the leagues best player? The individual numbers he is able to put up on a nightly occasion, as well as the offense he can generate for his teammates is unmatched by any current star. James had 48 minutes of game time, going 9-21 from the floor, but more importantly, being able to get to the line frequently, where he converted 12-17 attempted free throws. LeBron’s 31 points and 12 rebounds were both game highs, and his ability to attract a double team opens up the likes of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, giving them better looks offensively. Photo Credit: www.dailyworldinfo.com
Game Highlightshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMXRi3bUw0k Game 7 highlights
Twitter TalkStuart Scott - @StuartScott - Sportcenter host on ESPN
"Heat vs Thunder will be a fast paced high flying SHOW!! 2 best youngest teams might battle for the title for years to come."Jay Caspian Kang - @jaycaspiankang - Writer and Podcaster for Grantland.com
"Per ESPN stat department: Heat-Thunder is the first NBA finals where both teams do not have an "s" in their name."Brandon Jennings - @BRANDONJENNINGS - Current point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks #3
Thunder vs Heat Finals. Hope it's like Lakers & Boston 2010 Finals that was Crazy"