Tonight, Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics, and the Miami Heat will take place at 8:30.
End of Big Three Era?
With a loss tonight, this game could be the last game the coveted Big Three (Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett) play together. Garnett (36) and Allen (35) are both free agents next year and might not be taken by Boston because of their age.
Keys to Game:
We saw in Game 6 a very slow start, and the Celtics never really got into. In previous wins, the Celtics have always had to start off with a good lead in the beginning. In Game 5, they were up 16-6, and only won by 4.
The real reason the Celtics never had a legimitate chance of winning in Game 5 is the turnovers. They had 4 turnovers within the first three minutes of the game in Game 5. That can't happen. Miami Heat have arguably the best transition players in LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
Another reason Celtics lost in Game 5 was because of his lack of making shots. He'll need to be aggressive (not settling for jump shots), and more importantly will need to make shots.
In those minutes that the key starters are out (i.e. Rondo or Garnett), the Celtics will need some firepower offensively and consistent defensive pressure. Look for Keyon Dooling, Mickael Pietrus to make some three pointers, and hopefully Marquis Daniels playing some good defense against LeBron James.