The Celtics pulled out another game seven win meaning that LeBron James will not have a chance to defend Cleveland's Eastern Conference title. Paul Pierce was the man for Boston with 41 points on 13-23 from the field and some big free throws down the stretch to seal a 97-92 win.
LeBron hoisted the Cavs onto his shoulder one more time, finishing with 45 points, but he missed a few crucial attempts late in the game. Awful Announcinghas the visuals...
As for the Celtics, they played an inspired game and Doc Rivers even managed to squeeze some valuable production from his bench. The ageless PJ Brown contributed 10 points on 4-4 shooting with six rebounds in just 20 minutes while Eddie House and James Posey contributed on both ends of the floor. Kevin Garnett was happy in his role, putting together a symmetrical line of 13 and 13. Not to be outdone, Rajon Rondo put up a line of 8/8/8 . In the end it was all about Pierce, who is finally returning to the Eastern Conference Finals. As little as I may care for the Boston sports scene, it is fun to watch Pierce and KG fighting for a ring.