Who will be the NBA's King of the East?
With the Western division all wrapped up and decided, Only the Eastern division is left with loose ends. The “Oklahoma City Thunder” has beaten out the “San Antonio Spurs” in the West to clench the division and become the representative team in the 2012 NBA championship game. This was decided in a series that went 4-2 in favour of the Thunder. However the East has yet to deliver its champion to enter the final bout against the Thunder. The Boston Celtics and the Miami heat are preparing to enter game seven, as the series is tied at 3-3. The most recent game saw LeBron James score an outstanding 45-points against the Celtics as the heat won 98-79. The next Basketball game between the two teams will decide which team is king of the East for the 2011-2012 Season.
However it is still a toss up on who will make it out alive in game seven.
Throughout the regular season, although shortened due to the NBA lockout, the Celtics defeated the Miami heat three out of four times. The largest win margin was 19 points on 1st April 2012. The one time that the Heat beat the Celtics, during a regular season match-up, was on the 27th of December 2011. Only eight points won this game. Due to this fact, many believed that going into this series, the Celtics would emerge the undisputed victor. But I wouldn’t be so sure. Take a look at the 2010-2011 Season. The Celtics held the Heat to one win, out of four games, during the regular season, however the Heat then promptly blew past them 4-1 in the series during the East semi-finals. A pattern develops. The Heat has come out strong against the Celtics before, after having abysmal regular season meetings against them. The moral of the story is to never count the Heat out. Whichever team wins this title and the subsequent birth to the national championships, will have to leave it all on the court in game 7 and prove it to the rest of the world.
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Who do you think will prevail in the East? Will LeBron have another all-star worthy game? Will the Celtics break their post season losing streak and finally one up the Heat? Find out on Saturday night.
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