The 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics comes to a close tomorrow night. The war of attrition ends in a Game 7 after a masterful, historic performance by LeBron James propelled the Heat to victory when he recorded 45 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Like most stars in the league, Paul Pierce should bounce back from a poor performance when he only managed to total 9 points on 4-18 shooting. His offense was nowhere to be found and neither was his defense. Kevin Garnett was not able to dominate like he had in Game 5 and Ray Allen and the Celtics bench could not produce enough firepower to make up for Pierce’s struggles. Despite the uninspiring night from the Celtics, Boston will surely bounce back.
In Game 7, with both clubs at the brink of elimination, expect tremendous energy and determination to be on display. The Miami Heat will have home court advantage, but the Celtics have already stolen a game in South Beach in Game 5, proving that winning in Miami is possible.
Whichever team comes out of Game 7 victorious will face the young and tireless Oklahoma City Thunder.
Legacies are on the line. Who will be crowned king?