James, Heat off to Finals after Game 7 win

4:53 PM, Jun 10, 2012   |    comments
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Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Game 7 wasn't a one-man show.

LeBron James, coming off an iconic performance, was aided by Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Saturday and the Heat turned it on late to defeat the Celtics, 101-88, and earn a trip to the NBA Finals for the second straight season.

The game was tied entering the fourth quarter, where James, Wade and Bosh combined to score all 28 of Miami's points.

James finished with a game-high 31 for the Heat, who lost to the Mavericks in last year's finals and are looking to secure their first NBA title since 2005-06.

They will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder for Game 1 on Tuesday.

The Celtics, meanwhile, are facing the potential and seemingly inevitable end of an era. Rajon Rondo led the way with 22 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds while Paul Pierce scored 19. Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, both set to become free agents, finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

 

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