David Ortiz will gladly welcome his two newest teammates to Boston, as will the rest of Red Sox Nation. (@davidortiz) David Ortiz Welcomes $200M Teammates Sandoval and Ramirez to Red Sox on Twitter 14 years to the day of Brady's debut losing to the Lions 34-9, the Patriots turn the tables with a 34-9 victory of their own. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Notes and Observations Week 12: Patriots Continue Stretch of Dominance, Defeat Lions 34-9 Donte Clark, Jabari Hinds (Photo courtesy of The Boston Globe) Minutemen Bounce Back with Win over Florida State Connelly’s Top Ten: Kraftapoolooza – Pats and Revs Win!

LeBron and Heat Crush Celtics to Force Game 7

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

LeBron James scored 45 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Miami Heat cruised past the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 98-79. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 10 assists but also seven turnovers, as the Celtics now find themselves with their backs against the wall facing a Game 7 in Miami.

James Soars, Celtics Sink

 

Dwyane Wade added 17 points for the Heat, but James was truly unstoppable. James struck early and often, finishing the first quarter with 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting and the first half with 30 points and just two missed field goals.

While James was on fire, the Celtics had tremendous trouble getting their shots to fall. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined to go 7-for-25 from the field for just 19 points, and the Celtics as a team made just one of their 14 three-point attempts.

If there was one positive for Boston fans to take away from this game, it’s that Kevin Garnett and the Celtics continue to dominate the Heat in the paint despite the return of Chris Bosh. The Celtics outscored the Heat in the paint, 42-32.

Despite an embarrassing effort by the Celtics, the Boston fans stood by them. With three minutes to play and the home team down by 20, the TD Banknorth Garden faithful began chanting “let’s go Celtics.”

Hopefully the unwavering support of their hometown fans will propel the Celtics to a Game 7 victory in Miami on Saturday with the Oklahoma City Thunder awaiting in the NBA Finals. If not, the final taste of the New Big Three era in Boston might be a bitter one for Celtics’ fans.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Discussion

One comment for “LeBron and Heat Crush Celtics to Force Game 7”

  1. LABRON is a girl and has a smelly finger

    Posted by Jemis | July 5, 2012, 9:09 pm

Post a comment