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The Heat are once again back in the NBA Finals.

This Eastern Conference Finals went the distance for the second straight year, but in the end the Miami Heat prevailed as the defending champions advance to the NBA Finals for the third straight season as they defeat the Indiana Pacers in seven games.

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The Pacers made it to the Eastern Conference Finals after stunning their old rivals in the New York Knicks in 6 games. Led by their All-Star frontcourt of Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert as well as players like George Hill and Lance Stephenson. The Pacers pushed the defending champions to the limit in a series to remember in this year’s playoffs. Unfortunately, they lost their “Gold Swagger” in Game 7 as the Heat took them out of the building to end their bid to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since Pacer great Reggie Miller led the franchise to their lone trip back in 2000. They played their hearts out in this series, but they were unable to blow the knockout punch that would dethrone the champions out.
 
The Heat returned to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third straight year after dispatching the Chicago Bulls in 5 games. They were pushed to their very limits, but managed to keep their composure and dealt the knockout punch of the series. MVP LeBron James in this series showed his play during his days as with the Cleveland Cavaliers carrying the champions when they need it the most. Despite the struggles of his Big 3 companions in Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. The Heat managed to stave off the momentum the Pacers came into Game 7. Now, they’ll have a shot to get back-to-back championships.
 
The Heat will now face the Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals who dispatched the Memphis Grizzlies in a four game sweep in the Western Conference Finals.
As for the Pacers, their impressive run in the NBA Playoffs comes to a heartbreaking end. They will learn from this series, especially with a team stacked with young talent. They have proven that they are one of the elite teams the Eastern Conference has to offer. I cannot wait to see the Pacers play with my team the Houston Rockets this October 10 when the NBA comes to the Philippines and play a pre-season game here.
 
Now here are the scores from all games of the series:

GAME 1 @ Miami: Pacers 102-103 Heat (OT)

 
Pacers leaders:
Points: George 27, West 26, Hibbert 19
Rebounds: Stephenson 12, Hibbert 9, T. Hansbrough 6
Assists: Hill 7, George 5, Stephenson 3
 
Heat leaders:
Points: James 30, Wade 19, Bosh 17
Rebounds: James 10, Haslem 7, Wade 6
Assists: James 10, Wade 5, Cole 4
 
GAME 2 @ Miami: Pacers 97-93 Heat
 
Pacers leaders:
Points: Hibbert 29, George 22, Hill 18
Rebounds: Hibbert 10, Stephenson 8, West 7
Assists: George 6, Stephenson 5, Hill 3, West 3
 
Heat leaders:
Points: James 36, Bosh 17, Wade 14
Rebounds: James 8, Wade 6, Bosh 5
Assists: Wade 5, Chalmers 5, James 3
 
GAME 3 @ Indiana: Heat 114-96 Pacers
 
Heat leaders:
Points: James 22, Wade 18, Haslem 17
Rebounds: Haslem 6, Andersen 6, James 4
Assists: Wade 8, Chalmers 4, James 3
 
Pacers leaders:
Points: West 21, Hibbert 20, Hill 19
Rebounds: Hibbert 17, West 10, T. Hansbrough 5
Assists: George 8, Hill 2, Stephenson 2
 
GAME 4 @ Indiana: Heat 92-99 Pacers
 
Heat leaders:
Points: James 24, Chalmers 20, Wade 16
Rebounds: Allen 7, James 6
Assists: Wade 6, James 5
 
Pacers leaders:
Points: Hibbert 23, Stephenson 20, Hill 19
Rebounds: Hibbert 12, West 12, Young 6
Assists: Hill 6, George 3, Augustin 3
 
GAME 5 @ Miami: Pacers 79-90 Heat
 
Pacers leaders:
Points: George 27, Hibbert 22, West 17
Rebounds: George 11, West 8, Hibbert 6
Assists: George 5, Hill 4, Stephenson 2
 
Heat leaders:
Points: James 30, Haslem 16, Chalmers 12
Rebounds: James 8, Wade 6, Bosh 5
Assists: James 6, Chalmers 6, Wade 4
 
GAME 6 @ Indiana: Heat 77-91 Pacers
 
Heat leaders:
Points: James 29, Wade 10, Chalmers 10
Rebounds: Anthony 8, James 7, Bosh 4
Assists: James 6, Cole 2
 
Pacers leaders:
Points: George 28, Hibbert 24, Hill 16
Rebounds: West 14, Stephenson 12, Hibbert 11
Assists: Hill 6, George 5, West 4, Stephenson 4
 
GAME 7 @ Miami: Pacers 76-99 Heat
 
Pacers leaders:
Points: Hibbert 18, West 14, Hill 13
Rebounds: Hibbert 8, George 7, West 6, Stephenson 6
Assists: Stephenson 5, George 4
 
Heat leaders:
Points: James 32, Wade 21, Allen 10
Rebounds: Wade 9, James 8, Bosh 8
Assists: James 4, Cole 4
 
Heat win series 4-3
 
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NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: THE MIAMI HEAT ADVANCE TO THE NBA FINALS FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT SEASON. WINS GAME 7 VS THE CELTICS 101-88. WILL FACE THE THUNDER IN THE NBA FINALS.

LeBron James lays it in on Paul Pierce
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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

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The Final Push. A break from the action. Tomorrow’s a day for sports junkies.

There are only two days left before my summer vacation comes to an end. Well, the first day of my classes will be cut short as morning classes where most of my schedule is placed will be affected by the suspension due to the visit of the former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad at the University of Santo Tomas in the morning. So it means I’ll only go for two classes that would last 2 hours.


Today, it’s a break from the NBA Playoffs. As there are no games today since the Thunder wrapped up their series against the Spurs in Game 6. Whereas, a Game 7 would be held today if the Spurs won that game. So right now, I’m relaxing on the final moments of the vacation.


Tomorrow, it will be a big day for sporting events to be seen here in the Philippines, it starts with Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat where the winner will face the Oklahoma City Thunder. Then it will be our “Pambansang Kamao” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao going to battle against undefeated American Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley for the WBO Welterweight Championship. To cap the day, it will be Game 3 of the Shakey’s V-League Finals between the UST Lady Tigresses and the Ateneo Lady Eagles where the winner wins the championship.


What a way to cap off the vacation with these sports events, as a sports junkie (mostly a hoops junkie). I enjoy this great  I hope the Celtics, Manny Pacquiao and the Lady Tigresses win their matches. That would truly cap off my vacation with a BANG!

To my friends and classmates at UST. I’ll see you all on Monday! I’ll be happy to see you guys around. I don’t know what this new school year will bring, but I’m ready.
GET READY FOR “K-SMOOVE: RETURN OF THE COMEBACK! FOR REAL!”

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NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: LeBron’s 45-15-5 carries Heat past the Celtics in Game 6 98-79. Heat force a Game 7 back home.

LeBron James drives on Greg Stiemsma and Mickael Pieturs
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The Miami Heat are going back home for one more game as they defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden 98-79. The Heat shot 49% from the field while the Celtics only shot 43%. The Heat made 7 three pointers compared to only 1 for the Celtics. With the series tied at 3-3, Game 7 will be played back in Miami on June 10 as the winner will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals.

LeBron James led the Heat with a double-double 45 points and 15 rebounds with 5 assists on 19-26 FG shooting, 2-4 3PT shooting and 5-9 FT shooting. Dwayne Wade added 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals on 6-17 FG shooting and 5-5 FT shooting. Mario Chalmers added 9 points and 2 steals on 3-4 3PT shooting. Shane Battier added 8 points and 2 steals on 2-4 3PT shooting.

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with a double-double 21 points and 10 assists with 4 rebounds and 3 steals on 8-14 FG shooting and 5-7 FT shooting. Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett each scored 12 points. Bass added 7 rebounds on 5-8 FG shooting and 2-3 FT shooting. Garnett added 5 rebounds on 6-14 FG shooting. Ray Allen added 10 points and 3 rebounds on 3-7 FG shooting, 1-3 3PT shooting and 3-4 FT shooting. Paul Pierce struggled with only 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals on 4-18 FG shooting and 0-6 3PT shooting.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 11:41 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER WIN SERIES 4-2
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Series tied 3-3)
Game 7: June 10, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 9:00 am PHT

Fans in Boston are one of the most passionate, even if they lost in a blowout, they sticked with their team and chanting “Let’s Go Celtics!”
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NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics steal a win in Game 5 vs the Heat 94-90. Leads series 3-2.

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in Game 5 vs the Heat
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The Boston Celtics have seized control of the Eastern Conference Finals as they win on the road in Game 5 against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena 94-90. Paul Pierce hits a big three pointer with 52.9 seconds left in the 4th to give the Celtics a 90-86 lead, and the Celtics hit clutch free throws to seal the victory and prevent the Heat from stealing the victory from them. The Celtics 41% from the field, while the Heat shot 39%. The Celtics now lead the series 3-2 with the series heading back to Boston on June 8, as the Celtics have the opportunity to advance to the NBA Finals for the 3rd time in 5 years.

Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with a double-double 26 points and 11 rebounds with 2 blocks on 11-20 FG shooting and 4-6 FT shooting. Paul Pierce added 19 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals on 6-19 FG shooting, 2-5 3PT shooting and 5-5 FT shooting. Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus off the bench each scored 13 points. Allen also added 7 rebounds on 2-9 FG shooting, 1-4 3PT shooting and 8-8 FT shooting. Pietrus also added 3 rebounds and 2 steals on 5-8 FG shooting and 2-4 3PT shooting. Brandon Bass added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals on 4-8 FG shooting. Rajon Rondo dished out 13 assists with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

LeBron James led the Heat with a double-double 30 points and 13 rebounds with 2 steals on 11-25 FG shooting, 2-6 3PT shooting and 6-8 FT shooting. Dwayne Wade added 27 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists on 10-22 FG shooting, 1-3 3PT shooting and 6-8 FT shooting. Chris Bosh who returned to the lineup after missing the last 0 games with a lower abdominal stretch added 9 points and 7 rebounds on 3-8 FG shooting and 3-3 FT shooting while coming off the bench. Mario Chalmers also scored 9 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists on 3-7 FG shooting, 1-5 3PT shooting and 2-3 FT shooting. Udonis Haslem pulled down 14 rebounds.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 12:09 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
 #1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Thunder lead series 3-2)
Game 6: June 7, 9:00 am PHT on ABS-CBN, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Celtics lead series 3-2)
Game 6: June 8, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 9:00 am PHT

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NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics survive in overtime, tie series vs the Heat with win in Game 4 93-91.

Rajon Rondo lays it on Dwayne Wade
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The Boston Celtics survive a 2nd half push which led into overtime as they defeat the Miami Heat to even up the series at 2-2 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden 93-91. The Heat came back from a 18 point deficit and had their chances to win the game, but Udonis Haslem missed badly at the end of regulation and Dwayne Wade missed a three pointer in overtime. The Celtics only shot 41% from the field while the Heat shot 43%. The series now heads back to Miami for Game 5 on June 6.

Paul Pierce led the Celtics in scoring with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals on 8-18 shooting from the field, 2-6 from 3 point range and 5-6 from the free throw line, but fouled out early in the overtime period. Kevin Garnett finished with a double-double 17 points and 14 rebounds with 5 blocks, 2 steals and 3 assists on 8-20 shooting from the field. Ray Allen scored 16 points on 6-16 shooting from the field and 4-11 shooting from 3 point range. Rajon Rondo also finished with a double-double 15 points and 15 assists with 5 rebounds on 7-14 shooting from the field. Brandon Bass added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals on 3-8 shooting from the field and 5-5 from the free throw line. Keyon Dooling was the lone scorer from the Celtics bench with 10 points on 3-5 shooting from the field and 3-4 shooting from 3 point range.

LeBron James led the Heat in scoring with 29 points and 6 rebounds on 12-25 shooting from the field, 1-3 shooting from 3 point range and 4-8 shooting from the free throw line, but he also fouls out in the overtime period. Dwayne Wade added 20 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks on 7-22 shooting from the field, 2-6 shooting from 3 point range and 4-5 shooting from the free throw line. Udonis Haslem off the bench finished with a double-double 12 points and 17 rebounds on 4-6 shooting from the field and 4-4 shooting from the free throw line. Mario Chalmers also scored 12 points with 4 assists and 3 rebounds on 5-13 shooting from the field.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 12:37 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Series tied 2-2)
Game 5: June 5, 9:00 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT


EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Series tied 2-2)
Game 5: June 6, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 10:00 am PHT

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NBA Daily Blog Eastern Conference Finals: Celtics take Game 3 at home vs the Heat 101-91.

Rajon Rondo shoots over the Heat defense.
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The Boston Celtics, up by as many as 24 points coming into the 4th quarter, survive a late surge by the Miami Heat in the 4th quarter as they win Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden 101-91. Celtics shot 50% from the field while the Heat shot 49% from the field. The Celtics went 20-26 from the free throw line while the Heat shot only 10-20. The Heat still lead the series 2-1. Game 4 will be back in Boston on June 4.

Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with a double-double 24 points and 11 rebounds on 10-16 FG shooting and 4-6 FT shooting. Paul Pierce added 23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks on 7-21 FG shooting, 2-6 3PT shooting and 7-7 FT shooting. Rajon Rondo also finished with a double-double 21 points and 10 assists with 6 rebounds on 9-16 FG shooting and 3-5 FT shooting. Ray Allen added 10 points and 5 rebounds on 4-8 FG shooting and 2-5 3PT shooting. Marquis Daniels off the bench added 9 points and 5 rebounds on 4-6 FG shooting. Keyon Dooling added 7 points and 4 rebounds on 3-4 FG shooting

LeBron James led the Heat with 34 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks on 16-26 FG shooting. Dwayne Wade added 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks on 9-20 FG shooting. Mario Chalmers added 14 points and 6 assists on 5-11 FG shooting. Mike Miller off the bench added 11 points and 6 rebounds on 4-8 FG shooting and 3-6 3PT shooting.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 11:44 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
 
#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Spurs lead series 2-1)
Game 4: June 3, 9:00 am PHT on ABS-CBN, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV (replay on Studio 23 9:30 pm PHT)

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

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