BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat runs up court in the first half against the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The NBA Eastern Conference Finals will move to Miami once again for Game 7 on Saturday night, after LeBron James sucked the life out of the Boston Celtics and the TD Garden crowd with an impressive and efficient night. LBJ put up as easy a 45 point, 15 rebound night as you will ever see to keep the Miami Heat alive in the playoffs and send the series to their home court for a shot at the NBA Finals.
The Celtics failed to do all of the little things that won them Game 5 and instead were a step slow to 50-50 balls and hitting the front iron on good perimeter shots (1 for 14 from 3-land). Meanwhile James made 73% of his shots (19 for 26) and there was nothing the C's could do about it.
Hard to believe those two trends (Boston missing good looks and LeBron making 73% of his shots) will repeat so hopefully Game 7 will go down to the wire to wrap up a fabulous series.
In charity softball news, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert took a 1-0 loss to Indianapolis Colts defensive end (linebacker?) Robert Mathis in their annual charity softball game. Hibbert's squad could only muster up one hit, although it is hard to hit it where they ain't when there isn't much ain't thank to about 20 players allowed to play in the field.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Roy Hibbert and Robert Mathis play a key part in 4th Annual Celebrity Softball Challenge benefitting Indiana Children's Wish Fund - fox59.com
- Pacers' Hibbert would prefer to stay in Indiana | NBA.com
- Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge hosted by Roy Hibbert | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Player Review 2012: Danny Granger | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics - Recap - June 07, 2012 - ESPN
- Methodical LeBron Rises To The Occasion -Daily Dime - ESPN
- LeBron James destroys Celtics with epic Game 6 performance - Ian Thomsen - SI.com
- LeBron James stares down elimination, Celtics with Wilt Chamberlain-like performance - Yahoo! Sports
- LeBron matches Wilt to force Game 7 - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
- Rudy Gay to the Charlotte Bobcats for the No. 2 Pick in the 2012 NBA Draft? - Straight Outta Vancouver
- LeBron James delivers fantastic performance to force Game 7 - Peninsula is Mightier
- Video: LeBron James’ high-flying putback dunk | ProBasketballTalk
- Great Moments In Passive-Aggressive Headlines - From Our Editors - SBNation.comGreat Moments In Passive-Aggressive Headlines - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
- Special Report: The lavish and leveraged life of Aubrey McClendon | Reuters