Dwyane Wade & LeBron James lead Heat past Celtics into East finals »

May 12, 2011 at 1:28 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketball

LeBron James loves those big game 5’s, doesn’t he? The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 97-87 Wednesday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Heat won the series 4-1, and will play either Chicago or Atlanta in the conference finals. Guard Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 34 points, but it was the fourth-quarter play of LeBron James that propelled the Heat into the next round. The Heat’s Big 3 of James, Chris Bosh and Wade combined for 81 of the 97 points. They combined for 23 of the 26 fourth-quarter points. The stat was more damaging, considering Boston’s trio of Garnett, Paul Pierce and Allen totaled just 45 points. James, who scored 33 points, had three baskets in the closing moments to help Miami close out the series. The Heat trailed 87-81 late in the fourth quarter, but finished with a 16-0 run.

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