Last time we had a Game 7 in the NBA or Conference Finals, LeBron dropped 31 and 12 as the Heat finally buried the Celtics. The time before that, Kobe Bryant’s famous 6-24 FG game was just enough to deny Boston its second title in three seasons, in an 83-79 slugfest.
Tonight, the Indiana Pacers try what you heard was unthinkable: beat the Heat. All the articles you’ve read about the Big Three, and Miami being miles ahead of the rest of the East, or even the old “the team with the best player always wins” adage…yeah, Indy’s out to shut a lot of mouths tonight.
And if history is any indication, it’s gonna be a classic. We’ll check back in tomorrow when the dust settles, but for now, be thankful it’s come this far. This is why you love the game.