In case you’ve missed the first game of the Eastern Conference finals last night, the Miami Heat not only beat the Boston Celtics 93-79. they dominated the game from start to finish to get a 1-0 series lead. The Celtics seemed extremely tired after the 7th game against the 76ers that took place only 48 hours and maybe that’s why they had an extremely poor shooting night.
Miami shot 65 percent from the floor while the guys from Boston managed to shot only 38 percent, which, let’s face it, it’s extremely low to beat any team in the league, especially the Miami Heat in the conference finals. The game was extremely physical, with 40 combined fouls and several tehnicals which I’m pretty sure we’ll see in the next games as well.
LeBron James showed everyone why he recently won his third MVP award with 32 points, 13 rebounds and playing great defense for the entire game. Wade hasn’t played too well in the first three quarters, scoring just 12 points, but in the fourth he stepped up a bit and finished with 22 points and seven assists.
On the other side, the only player that played pretty damn great once again was Kevin Garnett, finishing with 23 points and grabbing 10 boards. Ray Allen wasn’t great at all, Paul Pierce was ok and Rondo had a decent game but his poor shooting night surely influenced the final result.