Miami Heat ended the series against the Boston Celtics, to enter the Eastern Conference finals, 4-1. Miami Heat was led by Dwayne Wade after winning the team which drew 34 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. LeBron James delivered the decisive blow with the last 10 points. LeBron James had 33 points while Chris Bosh registered 14 points and 11 rebounds in the team. The Heat beat the Celtics 97-87 to score. The Celtics were suppose to represent a major hurdle for the Heat but it was one they cleared with relative ease by taking the best-of-seven series 4-1. After Bosh had tied the game at 87-87 with a thundering dunk, James put his stamp on the contest by dropping two three-pointers from the arc. The twice NBA MVP then added a dunk on a Boston turnover and a layup that touched off a wild celebrations at the American Airlines Arena. For the Celtics, Ray Allen led his 18points while Kevin Garnett also helped after scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds. Rajon Rondo, who dislocated his elbow in Game Three, was back on court with a heavily padded left elbow but was limited to six points.
Boston clung to their two-point lead in the third, and padded it to 81-74 early in the fourth quarter but could not hold on as the Heat finished with a 16-0 run to seal the series. Earlier, announced by the Celtics coach Doc Rivers that they do not expect their “big man” Shaquille O’Neal in the very important game.
“Nothing he can do. It’s not like he’s not trying. You know, he’s done everything you possibly CAN do to get healthy. And unfortunately things for Him, he just has not been able to do it. When he was originally injured, no One thought it was an even that serious, “said Rivers.
Miami will now sit back and await the winner between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks, who are locked in a tight series with the Bulls holding a 3-2 edge. Facing elimination, the Celtics battled hard from the tipoff but in the final quarter they had no answer to the Heat’s Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Heat can now rest as they await the winner of the Chicago Bulls – Atlanta Hawks series and play for the Eastern Conference Championship.