May 28, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) is pressured by Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second half in game one of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game One Recap

Miami Heat  93  Boston Celtics  79  

(Heat Lead Series 1-0)

Can’t say I’m very surprised at this score and the way the Heat took care of business in this game. The Celtics were coming off that grueling game seven series and the Heat were rolling along in the final two games of their series.

The Celtics did get into this game at halftime as the teams were tied, but the Heat did everything right in the third quarter as they outscored the Celtics 26-25.  The Heat shot 50% in this game, which is usually a good sign you’re going to win the game.

Lebron James puts up 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the way for the Heat.  Dwayne Wade added his own 22 points, a total of 54 points for this duo that keeps coming around to dominate a game.

Kevin Garnett paces the Celtics with his 23 points and 10 rebounds.  Rajon Rondo fills the stat line with his 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.  But the Celtics were still outscored in two quarters by double figures, which is hard to come back from.

In the first quarter, Lebron James had 13 points, while the Celtics had 11.  James outscored that Celtics team by himself.  Never a good way to get things going, especially in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Now the Celtics have a day off and need to figure out how to stop the Heat.  They need to figure out how to slow down Lebron James because they can’t allow him to get 30 points in every game.  They also can’t allow the Heat to shot at 50% or this series will be over quick.  They need to steal game two and get home court advantage for a chance to steal this series.

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