HAHAHA I just found the video. Awesome!! LOL I watch like 5 basketball games a year and even i know who KG and Rondo are.
I hope we can beat LeBomb and Weed tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!
This video is great too........
Kevin Garnett's double-double lifts Celtics past Heat.
MIAMI -- A week ago, the Boston Celtics were too old.
Three games later, they're one win away from the NBA Finals.
And Miami -- the team that was constructed with hopes of supplanting Boston as the power in the Eastern Conference -- is suddenly in big trouble.
Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 19 -- including a huge 3-pointer over LeBron James' outstretched arm with 52.9 seconds left -- and the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in the East finals that now shift to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday night.
"We've done nothing," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "We're playing a heck of a basketball team. So just because we're going to Boston, I told them, we have to play. They're not going to give it to us. We have to go get it."
James finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds for Miami, though he went 8 minutes without scoring in the final quarter. Dwyane Wade scored 27 for the Heat, who got no more than nine from anyone else.
"We wouldn't want to be in this situation but we never get too high or too low in a series," James said. "We had an opportunity to come home and take a lead, but we didn't. So we have to go up to Boston and win a game."
Pierce's 3 put Boston up 90-86. Miami got within two points twice, and argued that it should have had a steal with 8.8 seconds left. Instead, a foul was called on Udonis Haslem, Garnett made two free throws, and the Celtics knew they had just stolen one on Miami's home floor.
Now all they need is one home win of their own to clinch a trip to either Oklahoma City or San Antonio for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The title series starts June 12.
"Right now," Celtics guard Ray Allen said, "the next game is Game 7."
The Celtics were down by 13 points in the second quarter, then down nine in the third, and answered both times -- prevailing on a night where they shot just 41 percent, and got outrebounded 49-39.
"We stayed with it," Garnett said. "We had a rough first quarter, first half. We got our stops and made our run ourselves. And when we had to, we had stops."
Allen and Mickael Pietrus scored 13 apiece for the Celtics, who got 10 from Brandon Bass. Pietrus hit two huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for Boston, which remained perfect with this core when facing maybe the most pivotal situation a best-of-seven can offer -- a Game 5 with a series tied 2-2.
Pierce, Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Allen are now 9-0 in that scenario.
"We came in with the right focus," Pierce said. "That was key for us."
So Game 5s are magical for Boston. Sometimes, they are for James as well.
And sometimes -- this one included -- they're not.
James' most memorable moments have come in Game 5s, like the epic 48 points where he just carried Cleveland on every possession down the stretch at Detroit in 2007, and the 120-88 loss to the Celtics in 2010, his last home game with the Cavaliers.
This one offered more theater, of course. James hit a 3-pointer to give Miami a two-point lead with 8:10 left, closed out on Pierce to force an airball on the next possession, and eventually Miami pushed the margin out to 78-72 on a layup by Wade with 6:17 to play. On that play, James looked gassed, gasping for air as he stood near the baseline.
Those might have been the last gasps the Miami home crowd sees this season. Boston closed on a 22-12 run.
"Every time we got them down, they made runs," James said. "They made us stagnant offensively, got stops and got back in the game."
Boston tied the game twice early in the third quarter, before Miami peeled off nine straight points to go up 59-50. Four players scored for the Heat during that quick burst, highlighted by Shane Battier's corner 3-pointer and a lazy turnover from Rondo, who threw the ball into the backcourt without being pressured by any Miami defender.
But just as they did in the first half when Miami looked poised to pull away, the Celtics rallied -- and then some. A 15-1 run gave the Celtics a truckload of momentum and 65-60 lead going into the fourth, capped by Keyon Dooling connecting on a 3-pointer from near the Miami bench with 2 seconds left.
There were four lead changes in the fourth quarter, and the game was tied for the final time when Wade made an acrobatic layup with 1:39 to play.
Miami never led again.
"We played hard," Battier said. "We just didn't play intelligent."
Miami didn't lead by more than eight points at any time in the three previous games of the series. The Heat changed that quickly, and maybe it was fitting that Chris Bosh got them their first double-digit advantage since Game 1.
Bosh came off the bench for his first minutes since straining a lower abdominal muscle in Game 1 of Miami's second-round series against Indiana. His three-point play with 1:17 left in the opening quarter -- punctuated with a stare-down for some cheering fans -- capped a 24-13 Miami run to open the game. James made a 3-pointer with 9:39 left in the half, and the Heat went up 31-18.
Bosh played just over 14 minutes in his return after missing nine games with a lower abdominal strain. He scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds, six of them offensive, on 3 for 8 shooting.
"I think coach did a good job of trying to not overdo it," Wade said of Spoelstra's handling of Bosh. "Obviously, we would have loved for him to stay out there but you can't overdo it on his first time back. We saw some good things, so I'm sure he will play a lot more next game."
But despite making his first appearance in the series, Bosh was well aware of what lies ahead for his team.
"It's going to be an extremely difficult time," Bosh said. "But that's what the playoffs are about. In order to get to where we want to go, we're going to have to face huge challenges. And I think we're in the biggest challenge of our lives right now, of our professional careers. We just have to overcome it. It's going to be very, very difficult. But that's how it's supposed to be."
The Celtics did what Miami did to them in Games 3 and 4 at Boston. They started chipping away.
Miami missed 15 of its final 17 shots of the first half, with four turnovers thrown in there as well, and the Celtics took advantage. After James' 3-pointer, Boston outscored Miami 22-11 to close the second quarter -- Garnett got six of his eight first-half points in the final 3:09 -- and the once-sizable Heat lead was down to 42-40 by intermission.
"We just told our guys, 'Hang in there, just hang in there, don't overreact,' " Rivers said. "The longer we're in the game, the better we'll play."
That was the way Game 5 went.
And the series has gone the same way.
Team Stat Comparison BOS MIA Points 94 90 FGM-FGA 33-81 (.407) 32-82 (.390) 3PM-3PA 6-15 (.400) 7-26 (.269) FTM-FTA 22-27 (.815) 19-25 (.760) Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-39 12-49 Assists 19 13 Turnovers 13 15 Steals 13 6 Blocks 4 3 Fast Break Points 9 8 Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (2/0) 21 (1/0) Largest Lead 6 13
Boston GarnettPoints: 26Reb: 11Ast: 2Stl: 1Blk: 2
Miami JamesPoints: 30Reb: 13Ast: 2Stl: 2Blk: 1 Game Leaders BOS MIA Points K. Garnett 26 L. James 30 Rebounds K. Garnett 11 U. Haslem 14 Assists R. Rondo 13 D. Wade 3 Steals R. Rondo 4 L. James 2 Blocks K. Garnett 2 L. James 1
Game 5: Boston Celtics 94 @ Miami Heat 90
Slowly but surely, the Heat have seen their transition opportunities get taken away by the Celtics as this series has wore on, settling for a series-low 8 points in transition in their Game 5 loss.
[+]Heat Transition Offense - 2012 Conf Finals Plays Pts Game 1 10 15 Game 2 13 22 Game 3 16 18 Game 4 13 14 Game 5 8 8
From Elias: [+]Teams To Win Games 3, 4, 5 After Trailing 2-0 - Conference Finals in NBA History Opponent 2012 Celtics Heat 2012 Thunder Spurs 2007 Cavaliers* Pistons 1994 Pacers Knicks 1993 Bulls* Knicks 1979 Suns SuperSonics 1956 Pistons* Hawks *Won Series
From Elias: Rajon Rondo has 13 double-digit assist games this postseason and 38 for his career. When he takes the court on Tuesday night, he'll be looking for his 39th 10-plus assist game, which would break the all-time Celtics record held by Bob Cousy.
[+]Most Double-Digit Assist Games - Celtics Postseason History
Rajon Rondo 38 Bob Cousy 38 Dennis Johnson 24 Larry Bird 24 * Source: Elias Sports Bureau
ESPN Stats & Information
2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (Game 6) Boston Celtics lead series 3 games to 2
Miami Heat(46-20, 18-15 away) (10-6 NBA Playoffs)Boston Celtics(39-27, 24-9 home) (11-7 NBA Playoffs)
TV Coverage: ESPN8:30 PM ET, June 7, 2012 (Thursday night)
TD Garden, Boston, MA (18,624 seating capacity) Points Rebounds Assists MIA James 29.9 James 9.1 James 5.3 BOS Garnett 19.9 Garnett 10.8 Rondo 11.9
Heat Celtics PG Chalmers 11.9 Rondo 16.8 SG Wade 23.3 Allen 10.4 SF James 29.9 Pierce 19.4 PF Battier 5.2 Bass 10.7 C Turiaf 2.3 Garnett 19.9
Since LeBron James joined the Heat, Miami has played 8 games in Boston against the Celtics, including the postseason. In those 8 games, the Heat have come away with a win just once, in Game 4 of the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals. In those 8 games, the Heat are scoring 16 fewer points per game than they have in all other road games in the "The Big 3" era. In addition, they are shooting much worse in all ways, field goals, 3-point shooting and free throws!
[+]MIAMI HEAT ON THE ROAD - LAST 2 SEASONS INCLUDING PLAYOFFS at CELTICS ...................................at ALL OTHER TEAMS W-L 1-7.................................................. 53-30 PPG 82.6.................................................. 98.7 FG pct 41.2............................................... 47.4 3-pt FG pct 27.7........................................ 36.7 FT pct 68.7............................................... 76.5 ESPN Stats & Information
Heat-Celtics Preview Game 6:
BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James saw his share of disappointment in Boston when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Then he joined the Miami Heat, and things only got worse.
Miami has lost seven of eight on the parquet floor since James arrived to form a superteam modeled after the new Big Three that hung the Celtics' unprecedented 17th NBA championship banner.
The Heat will need a victory here in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night to avoid a fourth straight loss to the Celtics, a fifth straight loss in Boston and a second straight year of failed promise from the trio of James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.
"We plan to win the ballgame. We've got to win. That's all we've got to do," Wade said Wednesday before the Heat boarded a plane to return to Boston. "Can't listen to the noise. I'm not. I'm sure our team is not. We're just focused on winning this ballgame."
It was in Boston that James said goodbye to Cleveland, ripping off his jersey as he left the court after Game 6 of the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals after the Celtics spoiled the two-time defending NBA MVP's best chance to win a title with his hometown team.
But Miami has had even bigger struggles in Boston, winning just once on the parquet since Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen joined forces. The Celtics knocked the Heat out of the playoffs in the first round of the 2010 playoffs, one series before eliminating James' Cavaliers. (The Heat did eliminate the Celtics from the playoffs last year, but they needed just one win in Boston.)
In all, Miami has lost 15 of its last 16 regular-season games in Boston.
"Why would you think about that? What does it do for you? Is it going to change anything? No," Wade said. "You've got to go out and try to play -- each game is its own. You can't say, `Oh, well, we're down one point and we've lost 15 out of 16 here. We're not going to win.'
"It doesn't work that way."
Miami finished seven games ahead of the Celtics in the lockout-shortened regular season to earn home-court advantage, then gave it back on Tuesday night when Boston beat the Heat 94-90 to win Game 5.
That means the Celtics just need to win at home on Thursday to advance to the NBA finals for the third time in five years.
"I know how much pain this team has given me over the years," James said. "I think I guess it's only right that we will be going up there in an elimination game. In order for us to keep our season going, we have to win in their building."
That would force the series back to Miami for a decisive seventh game, giving the Celtics a fa llback if they should falter at home.
But they're not interested in that.
"We have one home game left, and that's it in this series," coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday. "We have to understand that, and we have to come with that sense of urgency. Our guys understand that, and I think so does Miami."
The Celtics would also like to avoid a Game 7 so they can rest their banged-up regulars, including thirtysomethings Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
Allen, who missed the first two games of the postseason because of bone spurs in his right ankle, left Game 5 in the third quarter when his ankle stiffened but returned in the fourth and sank two free throws with 14 seconds left to give Boston a four-point lead.
"He just said it's locked on him again," Rivers said. "That's happened a couple of times. He needed our doctor to maneuver it ... so he can run again."
Rondo dislocated his left elbow in last year's second-round playoff series against the Heat. He appeared to injure the same arm early in Tuesday's game, adjusting the sleeve he wears on it and seeking assistance from the Celtics' trainer.
But he finished with seven points, 13 assists and six rebounds -- one of them when he slapped a loose ball away from James to Mickael Pietrus for a 3-pointer.
Rivers said he didn't know what was wrong with Rondo's elbow -- and didn't want to know.
Bosh returned after missing the nine playoff games with a lower abdominal strain from the opener of the conference semifinals against Indiana. He had nine points and seven rebounds in 14-plus minutes but was not on the floor down the stretch when the Celtics came back to win 94-90.
Bosh said Wednesday that he is "99 percent" and that he did not ask to be held out in the fourth last night.
"I think he'll be able to handle a bigger load of minutes," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "It'll be based more on how he feels during the game."
Line Miami by 2.0, O/U: 181.0
Gameday Matchup MIA BOS W-L 46-20 39-27 Avg Points 98.5 91.8 Avg Points Allowed 92.5 89.3 Home Record 28-5 24-9 Road Record 18-15 15-18
Current Streak L2 W2 Last 10 5-5 6-4 Injury ReportMiami Chris Bosh PF - Jun 7: Day-to-DayRonny Turiaf C - Jun 6: Day-to-Day Boston No significant injuries
Depth Chart MIA (PPG) BOS (PPG) PG M. Chalmers 11.9 R. Rondo 16.8 SG D. Wade 23.3 R. Allen 10.4 SF L. James 29.9 P. Pierce 19.4 PF S. Battier 5.2 B. Bass 10.7 C R. Turiaf 2.3 K. Garnett 19.9
Team Stat Leaders MIA BOS Points L. James 29.9 K. Garnett 19.9 Rebounds L. James 9.1 K. Garnett 10.8 Assists L. James 5.3 R. Rondo 11.9 Steals L. James 2.1 R. Rondo 2.4 Blocks D. Wade 1.5 K. Garnett 1.6
He has had some classics...........you should hear the way he says 'jumbutron'!I think that was around the Red Sox parade in 2004 he said something about the jumbutron and it was hilarious.
Then he got Varitek confused with Adam Vinaitari!
Classic...........I'll be laughing at this for a long time.
Everyone is making fun of that today!
BIG GAME TONIGHT!
I'll be around the Garden tonight.........will be pulling my hair out I'm sure!
We gotta take this one.
Hope to celebrate with you all after the game (after I celebrate on Causeway Street)!
Boston is insane right now
The Garden is going to be LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!