LeBron James lays it in on Paul Pierce
The Miami Heat are back in the in the NBA Finals for the 2nd straight season as they defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the American Airlines Arena 101-88. The Heat outscored the Celtics 55-35 in the 2nd half. The Heat shot 51% from the field while the Celtics only shot 47%. The Miami Heat will now face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals with Game 1 in Oklahoma City on June 13.
LeBron James led the Heat with a double-double 31 points and 12 rebounds on 9-21 FG shooting, 1-5 3PT shooting and 12-17 FT shooting. Dwayne Wade added 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists on 8-17 FG shooting and 7-8 FT shooting. Chris Bosh off the bench added 19 points and 8 rebounds on 8-10 FG shooting and 3-4 3PT shooting. Shane Battier added 12 points and 3 steals on 4-9 3PT shooting. Mario Chalmers added 9 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds on 4-6 FG shooting and 1-3 3PT shooting.
Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with a triple-double 22 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds on 10-22 FG shooting and 1-2 3PT shooting. Paul Pierce added 19 points and 4 rebounds on 7-18 FG shooting, 2-6 3PT shooting and 3-5 FT shooting. Brandon Bass added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals on 6-8 FG shooting and 4-4 FT shooting. Ray Allen added 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals on 5-11 FG shooting and 3-8 3PT shooting. Kevin Garnett added 14 points and 7 rebounds on 6-12 FG shooting.
2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 12:24 PHT)
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER WIN SERIES 4-2
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics
MIAMI HEAT WIN SERIES 4-3