Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics in Game 7, advance to NBA Finals

The Heat advance to the NBA Finals, increase the Thunder fan base by millions

6/9/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

June 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA;  Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts next to Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) during the second quarter in game seven of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference finals at the American Airlines Arena.  Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRELeBron James and the Miami Heat are once again heading to the NBA Finals, after beating the Celtics 101-88 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

James had another outstanding game, finishing with 31 points and 12 rebounds.

The key to the game was the Celtics' inability to stop James and the Heat in the second half. The Celtics led by 7 points at halftime, but allowed the Heat to tie it up by the end of the 3rd quarter, and then the Heat really turned it on in the 4th and outscored the Celtics 28-15.

The Celtics definitely showed signs of age, slowing down considerably in the 2nd half, and they paid dearly for it.

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with a triple double, notching 22 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists in the loss.

Congrats to the Heat, once again the Eastern Conference Champions.
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