bill-swift - June 4, 2012
Back in Miami it appeared as if the Eastern Conference Finals were going to be easily won by the Miami Heat. After Game Four concluded in Boston Sunday night it was clear that winning this series was going to be anything but easy.
It appeared to be all Boston in the first half as the Celtics got out to a 61-47 half time lead. The Celtics helped the Heat back into the game in the second half by going ice-cold scoring only 28 points. LeBron James hit a three with 37 seconds left to tie the game at 89-89; Udonis Haslem had a chance to win, but failed to hit a 18-footer as time expired.
Neither team could make a shot in overtime if their lives depended on it. Both teams only made one basket, but the Celtics took advantage of a couple Miami fouls hitting two of four to give the Celtics a 93-91 win.
A lot of talk prior to this game involved Dwyane Wade getting more involved (except he wasn't supposed to miss potential game winners like he did in this game). Leading up to Game Five in Miami Tuesday (at 8:30PM ET) it will likely be the comments that Rajon Rondo made at halftime (watch the video).