June 5, 2012 – Miami, FL
The Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to behave like twins separated at birth as the Celtics, like the Thunder before them, won their third straight game in the Conference finals, 94-90, to take put their opponents on the brink of elimination. And like the Western Conference finals, the visitors won the game for the first time.
Widely considered the underdog due to age and having to play against Lebron James, the Boston Celtics are now playing like the team that was supposed to beat them. Kevin Garnett led his team with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 19, and Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus added 13 points each.
Meanwhile, Lebron James scored 30 points for the Heat, while Dwyane Wade added 27, but the rest of the team were in single digit scoring. Chris Bosh returned from an abdominal strain that kept him sidelined since Game 1 of the previous round against the Indiana Pacers, but he needs to come back in full force if he is going to play significant time for the remainder of this postseason.
The Celtics now lead the series three games to two in this best-of-seven.
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