Miami Heat Top Boston Celtics 101-88 in Game 7
The Miami Heat took down the Boston Celtics Saturday night in south-beach 101-88 to punch their ticket into the NBA Finals.
LeBron James had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Bosh hit a career-best three 3-pointers – the last starting a run that put the game away – and the Heat won their second straight Eastern Conference title.
Miami opens the title series in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night. The Heat got there by outscoring Boston 28-15 in the fourth quarter, with the ''Big Three'' of Dwyane Wade, Bosh and James scoring every Miami point.
''We decided to come together and play together for a reason,'' Wade said.
Wade scored 23 points, Bosh finished with 19 and Shane Battier chipped in 12 for the Heat who won a Game 7 for the first time since 2004.
Rajon Rando finished with 22 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for Boston, while Paul Pierce ended with 19 points.