June 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (left) and LeBron James (right) celebrate after defeating the Boston Celtics in game seven of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference finals at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat defeated the Celtics 101-88. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Game 7 One-liners

LeBron James and Rajon Rondo were sensational.

James changed his demeanor at the right time, and for the better.

Chris Bosh was the x-factor: 19 points, 8 rebounds, altering shots defensively.

Dwyane Wade stepped up in the 4th quarter.

Miami’s big three crushed Boston’s hopes, scoring the final 31 points for Miami.

Rondo got a triple-double, Garnett got double-teamed, Paul Pierce was M.I.A.

Boston looked fatigued in final quarter.

Kevin Garnett and LeBron James drew double-teams on nearly every play.

Brandon Bass and Ray Allen had great first halfs, not so great second halfs.

Shane Battier and Chris Bosh combined for seven 3-pointers.

Mario Chalmers and Udonis Haslem chipped in just enough tonight.

Bass guarded James too long because of Pierce and his foul trouble.

When James hit that deep trey you felt the magnitude of that moment.

Wade’s and-one from the free throw area was the dagger.

June 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers during the post game press conference after game seven of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference finals at the American Airlines Arena. The Miami Heat defeated the Celtics 101-88. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Celtics scored two points off the bench, courtesy of Ryan Hollins.

Miami turned the ball over 10 times in the first half, 3 in the second half.

Heat shot 20-27 from the charity stripe; James 12-17; Celtics went 12-15.

First half Boston shot 53%, they finished the game at 47%; Heat shot 51%.

James and Chalmers were barking at each other throughout the game.

Physical play got chippier, then the younger big three endured their counterpart.

Doc Rivers did a phenomenal job and Boston played with heart.

This could be the end of the Boston Celtics as we know them.

Miami got healthy enough, just in the nick of time.

Mission not quite completed for Miami, but they had to reach the finals first.

The finals mean more to James individually and Miami’s future hinges on this series.

Jun 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter in game seven of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference finals at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

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