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NBA Finals: Will The Heat Scorch The Thunder?

After a labor related splintered season, the NBA Finals is quite the perfect storm. In a battle of epic meteorological proportions, the Thunder takes on the Heat. But more importantly, this is the matchup that seems to be the one most of the basketball universe wants to see.

06/11/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 09:  Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrates after the Heat defeat the Boston Celtics 101-88 and adcance to the NBA Finals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 9, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami Heads To Finals, Sends Boston Home 101-88

The celebration for the Heat’s win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals sent fans into the streets at the American Airlines Arena but even as fans celebrate the 101-88 victory over the Celtics the Heat turn their attention to an even bigger nemesis in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

06/11/2012

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 
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LeBron Dominates, Heat Force Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

LeBron James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Boston Celtics and leading the Miami Heat to a 98-79 victory Thursday night that forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

06/08/2012

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Classless Celtics Fan Pours Drink On LeBron

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James went over, around, and through the Boston Celtics during an epic performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Apparently, Boston fans couldn’t take getting thumped by the Heat.

06/08/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 05: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics reacts after he made a 3-point basket in the final minute of the fourt quarter to give the Celtics a 90-86 lead against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 5, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Lose Heartbreaker At Home 94-90, Celtics Take 3-2 Series Lead

Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with just under a minute left and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night.

06/06/2012

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 1:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts during a stop in the play against the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Take Game 3, Beat Heat 101-91

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points with 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory over the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, cutting Miami’s lead in the series to 2-1.

06/02/2012

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket for a dunk against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 30, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  Copyright 2012 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Survive Rondo’s Huge Night, Win 115-111 In OT

LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Miami Heat pulled off the biggest playoff comeback in franchise history to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in overtime on Wednesday night.

05/31/2012

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Heat Take Game 1 Against Celts

Dwyane Wade grabbed a rebound, turned and fired a 90-foot pass to LeBron James to set up one of the easiest scores the Miami Heat had all night. Yes, James and Wade are clicking — at the perfect time.

05/29/2012

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NBA Eastern Conference Finals Matchup And Prediction

The Celtics handled the Heat rather easily during the regular season going 3-1. The Heat won in the second game of the season while the Celtics took the latter three, but with one of those was a meaningless contest at the end of the season when playoff seeding had already been set.

05/28/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24: of the Miami Heat of the Indiana Pacers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 24, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.The Heat defeated the Pacers 105-93 to win the series.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wade’s 41 Close Out Pacers, 105-93

Dwyane Wade scored 41 points, LeBron James added 28 and Miami finished off the Indiana Pacers, sending the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals with a 105-93 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night.

05/25/2012

MIAMI, FL - MAY 22: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2012 NBAE  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Scorch Pacers In Game Five, 115-83

LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 28, and the Miami Heat moved a win away from another trip to the Eastern Conference finals with a 115-83 victory over the suddenly hurting Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.

05/23/2012

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Heat Push Past Pacers In Game 4

LeBron James scored 40 points, superstar sidekick Dwyane Wade added 30 – 22 in the second half – and Miami’s dynamic duo took over after halftime to bring the Heat even the series with a 101-93 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal Sunday.

05/21/2012

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