Lebron dominates Celtics to force game 7

Turns out that LeBron James needs to have his back against the wall and be heavily criticized by the media in order to play to his potential. James simply put the Heat on his back, putting on a historic performance (45pts, 15reb, 5ast) to defeat the Celtics 98-79 and force a decisive game 7 in the east. LeBron might’ve put up points in the mid-50s but Boston didn’t have an answer for him to keep the game close. Rajon Rondo had a great game to sort of counter LeBron but Rondo had little help from the veterans around him. Watching this game it felt like all of Boston’s efforts were pointless when James was playing in the manner that he was. Was this performance by LeBron a big middle finger to anyone that was throwing hate his way as of late? Or did he just decide to completely ignore everything that was being said about him and go out and play?

James played in a demeanor not usually seen by him; sporting a glare (as pictured above) that’s not usually his style. Doesn’t matter at this point because James did what he had to do in order to lead his team like he should. Or at least this is what everyone says that he’s “supposed” to be doing. Has he finally figured out that he’s the best player on the planet and one of the most talented of all time? Chances are that he’s not going to score 30 points in the first half again. It’s an NBA record for a reason but we’ll have to see if James can have some sort of encore performance as the Heat head back home. The Celtics certainly don’t want think about LeBron’s game 6 performance any longer than needed as their focus turns to game 7. This all sets up for something great on Saturday between these two teams.

One of Lebron’s highlights from last night’s game:


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The Devil
The Devil

I know.

Boston ran out of gas. They were just too old.

I didn't even realize that the "big 3" had been together for 5 years already.

They were old as hell when they got together 5 years ago.

Freep
Freep

it was a bad night. i ended up watching Saw 2 after the game

crackrocks
crackrocks

i guess it wasn't a good night for your Celts. even though i'm a die-hard Lakers fan, i really felt for Ray, KG and Doc. a lil tear almost came out my eye, no joke. i have nothing but the utmost respect for those guys.

(OKC vs Heat is gonna be good. can't wait for Tuesday.)

Freep
Freep

remembering a game 7 lebron went for 45 and lost. its gonna be a good night

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Only if your boy Rose didn't get hurt it would be Thunder/Bulls.

The Devil
The Devil

What do you mean?

He's done this before.

It's the end of the game that he chokes.

If Boston could have kept it close enough for him choke, he would have.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Can't wait for a game 7 Choke.

The Headliner
The Headliner

Celtics-Lebron always produces good game

Hope Game 7 is a good one too

Moe
Moe

well said.

Bowser
Bowser

I checked it out. Meant to say that it's his own personal record in the playoffs for one half.

skilligan
skilligan

Lebron was amazing last night, to hate it is like hating good food, beautiful women, or good booze, just enjoy it

McPerv
McPerv

Lebron is a punk, hate to see it suggested he has set a record when he hasn't. Man I hope the Celtics win. If not, there's still the Thunder.

Though oddly enough, this Lebron thing works for the NBA, I couldn't care less about the NBA any more, the only reason I pay attention is to root against Lebron, I expect I'm not alone.

Bowser
Bowser

I should have worded that differently, my fault. No harm done.

McPerv
McPerv

Most first half points in a playoff game -- 38 by Charles Barkley in 1994.

In fact you only have to go back to last year to find more than 30, Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic).

Moe
Moe

ha. man, he really silenced all the haters.

now, it's just about ass-raping the Celts in game 7.

Moe
Moe

hell ya, baby!

And, I love that lead pic.

Gabbo
Gabbo

Lebron choked at choking.