There’s really not much to say about this game…The Boston Celtics were absolutely terrible and LeBron James was lights out.
Turnovers and missed shots did the Celtics in, and the Mimi Heat forced Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
James was the story of the night, scoring 45 points on 19-26 shooting. No other Heat player even came close to matching his performance, and he finally proved he can play in big-game situations.
Boston was hopeful going into tonight’s game that they could close out the series in six games, but it just wasn’t in the cards for them tonight. Rajon Rondo was the lone bright spot for the Celtics with 21 points and 10 assists, but the poor performacnes fromt the other big guns and the team overrall overshadowed any positives for the Celtics.
Paul Pierce went ice cold. He only had 9 points on 4-18 shooting, not being able to get anything going at any point in the game. The Celtics can usually count on the Truth to step up and be the leader in pressure situations, but their Captain was no where to be found.
Kevin Garnett was also non-existent, which has been a rare occurance for him this series and thus far in the playoffs. He has had his way with the Heat, and even though Chris Bosh returned for Game 5 and increased his minutes tonight, Garnett did himself in by missing easy baskets and lacking is usual intensity. He scored just 12 points and only had 5 rebounds.
Game 7 in Miami is the last thing Boston wanted, but it’s all or nothing for them Saturday night.