Published On: Mon, Jun 11th, 2012

Miami Heat Back In NBA Finals

The Miami Heat had their backs on the wall after going down 2-3, losing three straight games to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals after going up 2-0 at home. The blame was once again put on three-time NBA MVP LeBron James for not taking charge of the game.

James came out to play his usual dominant self in Game 6 to force a seventh game. In Game 7, the Miami trio of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh put together a game that pushed the Celtics to their limit. Fatigue has set in and the Celtics showed their true age. By end of the fourth quarter, the Miami Heat earned another trip to the NBA Finals with a 101-88 win.

When the NBA Finals begin on Tuesday between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder, things will be different. The aging Celtics and Spurs are no longer in the running. We are seeing young, athletic and talented teams.

The Heat has to win the title now or James, Wade and Bosh face an uncertain future just like the Celtics’ Big Three. The Thunder will surely get in their way as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and the rest of their young and talented support crew are just as hungry for an NBA Championship ring.

About the Author

- is a former Entertainment News Editor at The University of Tennessee's independent student newspaper, the Daily Beacon. She acts on her passion to improve citizen journalism through various initiatives such as the OJO, Citizen Journalist League, the World Journalists Summit, and InterJOURN. Leslie is co-author and creative director of various citizen journalism books that is sold in the United States and the U.K.

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