Home court advantage didn’t play a great factor as the Miami Heat dominates Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston. Paul Pierce wasn’t able to match the high-spirited LeBron James as he only scored 9 points compared to James’ 45 point with 5 assists and 15 rebounds.
It was really a night for LeBron as he played nice basketball, showing his MVP type of game. He was anywhere in the floor shooting and no one can stop him from scoring the basket. He also got some help from Dwayne Wade who scored 17 points, 8 rebound and 4 assists. Wade also commended James’ performance in this game saying “He played amazing. He was locked in from the beginning of the game like I’ve never seen him before. The shots he was making was unbelievable. He really put on an MVP performance tonight.”
Meanwhile for the Celtics, it was Rajon Rondo who topped the scoring. He contributed 21 point, 4 rebound and 10 assists, but without help from other Celtics front runner they weren’t successful to end the series at home.
Early in the game, Heat already dictated its tempo as they held Celtics into a double digit lead. Since then, the Celtics trailed the Heat but was unsuccessful, giving Miami another win at 98-79 which ties the series into 3-3.
Asked for his reaction about their lose at home Kevin Garnett said “Nothing’s been easy up until this point. You know, you can’t expect it now. It is what it is. We’re going take these cards and play them, and we’re going to fight. A bunch of fighters in this locker room.”
Game 7 will be played on Saturday, June 9 (Sunday morning in Manila) at Miami. The winner will then play against the waiting Oklahoma City Thunder in the Finals which will start on Tuesday, June 12 (Wednesday morning in Manila).
- NBA playoffs: Miami Heat beat Boston Celtics 98-79 to even series (thestar.com)
- LeBron leads Heat past Celtics to even series (sports.inquirer.net)
- Eastern Conference Finals Game 6: Heat 98, Celtics 79: James Leads Heat to Game 7 Against Celtics (nytimes.com)