June 1, 2012
Both East and West are on fire right now with the Spurs and Heat leading the series 2 games each. But whats going to happen next when the Celtics and Thunders have home court advantage in the next 2 games? Will both series even out to 2-2?
Even with Rajon Rondo’s epic career-high of 44 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds, the Celtics could not hold off LeBron James and D.Wade. It was only game 2 of the series and it was already as epic as watching a game 7.
The Heat rallied from a 15-point, first-half deficit behind a strong third quarter. But the Celtics sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer from Ray Allen with 34.3 seconds that tied it at 99. One of the biggest buckets yet from Ray in this series. Miami had two chances to win in regulation, but James missed a layup and a fadeaway jumper as time expired. In overtime, the Heat definitely rammed the tempo up with James’s put-back bucket, Udonis Haslem’s layup and Wade’s three-point plays. That made it 110-105 with 59 seconds left. What a killer game!
On the West side, even with 31 points from Kevin Durant, 30 points from James Harden and 27 points, 8 assists and no turnovers from Russell Westbrook, the Thunders had a really hard time trying to lead game 2 against the Spurs.
“It was one of those nights. I felt in a good rhythm early on. I was making my outside shots and just trying to be aggressive. The first game (in this series) I was a little too much in a hurry. Tonight I took my time, especially on the pick-and-rolls when they doubled me.” – Tony Parker
Tony led the Spurs with 34 points to a 120-111 victory over the Thunders, but can he do the same tonight as they face off against the Thunders in Game 3 in Oklahoma?