NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: Heat take Game 1 vs the Celtics 93-79.

LeBron James drives on Mickael Pietrus
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The Miami Heat begin the Eastern Conference Finals with a victory in Game 1 over the Boston Celtics at the American Airlines Arena 93-79. The Heat outscored the Celtics 47-33 in the second half after the game was tied at 46 at halftime. Game 2 will be played in Miami on May 31.

LeBron James led the Heat with a double-double 32 points and 13 rebounds with 3 assists and 3 blocks. Dwayne Wade added 22 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. Shane Battier also finished with a double-double 10 points and 10 rebounds with 2 blocks. Mario Chalmers added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Mike Miller off the bench scored 8 points.

Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with a double-double 23 points and 10 rebounds. Rajon Rondo added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Paul Pierce added 12 points and 3 assists. Brandon Bass scored 8 points.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 11:37 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Spurs lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 30, 9:00 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Heat lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 31, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

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