Miami Heat and Boston Celtics meet in final Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night, June 9, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET from American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL...Enjoy here to watch Game 6: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics live Coverage, Results & Highlights Video on 9th June 2012...
When: Saturday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. EDT
Where: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
Live Stream: ESPN3
Betting Line: Miami (-8) via 5Dimes
Celtics Injuries (Per CBS Sports)
Out: Avery Bradley (shoulder)
Heat Injuries (Per CBS Sports)
No key injuries reported
Key Matchup: Paul Pierce vs. LeBron James
No pressure, but for the Heat to win Game 7, LeBron will need to deliver another otherworldly performance. He is just not getting enough help from his teammates.
One thing that was largely overlooked in Game 6 is the job he did defensively on Pierce when they were matched up.
Pierce finished the contest with only nine points on 4-for-18 shooting (0-for-6 from beyond the arc) and must be at his best for Boston to win Game 7 on the road.
The word "clutch" is often mentioned with these two players, but in very different ways. Pierce is considered one of the more clutch players in the league, while James frequently gets criticized for his performance in those same situations.
I guess we will see who is really clutch on Saturday night.
Common sense would tell me to pick the Heat, especially considering the fact that they haven't lost back-to-back games at home all season. But I have a feeling Boston will make more shots in Game 7 and I'm concerned that Miami's role players will not come through.
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
Series standings: Heat 3 - 3 Celtics