June 7, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives the ball against Boston Celtics small forward Mickael Pietrus (28) during the first half in game six of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Lebron James Puts the Heat On

Miami Heat  98  Boston Celtics  79

(Series Tied 3-3)

Well, here we go another game seven for the Celtics as they couldn’t stop Lebron James last night on his way to 45 points.  He had 30 at half and just looked dominant the whole game. No one is denying Lebron can’t turn it on, but who knows why he only turns it on like this in a game that Miami needed.  Can you imagine if Lebron had this type of resolve all the time?  That’s the biggest question mark on his game.

But Boston couldn’t do much in this game at all as they were outscored by 10 in the first quarter and just never looked to be in the game as the Heat built up a 25 point lead.  Rajon Rondo needed a huge game, but he threw away the ball seven times as the offense never seemed to click.  He did have 21 points and 10 assists, but he’s going to need a game two performance if the Celtics want any chance at winning on Saturday night.

At least the Celtics have been in this type of position a few times before, and will know what it takes to get the job done.  Rebounding will be key as they lost the rebounding battle in this game.  They had the bodies to do it, they just need to get it together.

Miami knows what it needs to do to win game seven, let Lebron do what he did last night.  If Lebron puts another one of these games together, then the Celtics have no shot.  Even if they slow down the rest of the Heat, which Lebron actually had five assists in this game so he was getting everyone involved.

But with the way this series has been doing, is it expected the Lebron comes out and plays like this?  Maybe he doesn’t have it going like  he did, and the Celtics can steal game seven on the road.  Like they always say, anything can happen in game seven. This one should be a good one to watch on Saturday night.

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