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The Boston Celtics can advance to their third NBA Finals in the last five seasons Thursday when they host the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden. After falling into an 0-2 hole against Miami, which finished the regular season with the East's best record, the Celtics have rallied to win three straight games, including each of the last two by a combined six points. Paul Pierce drilled a key three-pointer over LeBron James with just 52 seconds remaining to put his Boston team up four points.
The Celtics are 8-1 at TD Garden this postseason and have won four straight. In his career, James is 0-4 on the road in games in which his team faces elimination.
Tipoff between Boston and Miami is set for 8:30 on ESPN.
|2012 Eastern Conference Finals|
|Boston leads, 3-2|
|June 7th, 2012|
|Mario Chalmers||PG||Rajon Rondo|
|Dwyane Wade||SG||Ray Allen|
|LeBron James||SF||Paul Pierce|
|Chris Bosh||PF||Brandon Bass|
|Joel Anthony||C||Kevin Garnett|
|Game One: Heat 93, Celtics 79|
|Game Two: Heat 115, Celtics 111 (OT)|
|Game Three: Celtics 101, Heat 91|
|Game Four: Celtics 93, Heat 91 (OT)|
|Game Five: Celtics 94, Heat 90|
|December 27th: Heat 115, Celtics 107|
|April 1st: Celtics 91, Heat 72|
|April 10th: Celtics 115, Heat 107|
|April 24th: Celtics 78, Heat 66|