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Video: Wade’s block leads to Pietrus’ game-changing three

Jun 6, 2012, 2:00 AM EDT

This was the play that changed everything. Miami was up 6 and had been on a 16-4 run when Dwyane Wade makes a spectacular block on Brandon Bass at the rim and the usually sleepy Heat crowd bolted to life.

But then Rajon Rondo made the play of the game — a touch-pass off the blocked ball to a wide-open Mickael Pietrus, who drains the three. And suddenly it’s a one possession game and you could feel the momentum swing. That shot started an 18-8 Boston run that got them the win.

What sealed it Paul Pierce‘s three over LeBron James with less than a minute to go to put the Heat up four. An isolation three contested by LeBron is not a high percentage shot, but like they did all night Boston just made the plays when they needed to.

  1. cpaulii - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    “An isolation three contested by LeBron is not a high percentage shot”.

    Look @ it again, Boston made a pick to switch Lebron on pierce instead of Battier. That’s what Boston wanted…and got it, plus a foul (not called)

  2. starvingardens - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    Awe man…. French-Sexy was in the building and hit’em with a dagger!

  3. reggiebush25 - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    Spoelstra is a medicore coach. The Heat brass needs their heads examined to let this class D coach their team. Also Lebron will never win the big game, he has no heart or leadership qualities.

  4. bahston - Jun 6, 2012 at 5:07 AM

    Hey Kids,

    The last time I checked you win the Eastern Conference Finals by winning 4 games NOT. No, it should be obvious I’m no Heat fan – at all. Hell, I’d root for the Lakers before Miami. Collectively however, we Boston fans (of all sports) are the hold our breath kind of fans. Do I want the C’s to win? Definitely! Do I think they’ll win? Most likely. In the end though, I’ll feel better when the horn goes off with Celts up by at least 1.

    • kappneffect - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:06 AM

      I hear you, man… The excitement was about that long… won’t be satisfied until they win 1 more out of the next two.

  5. lucidsportsfan - Jun 6, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Brilliant play by Rondo, and an incredibly ballsy shot by Pierce. What the Celtics are doing defies all logic and reason. Just amazing.

    • kappneffect - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:06 AM

      Agreed, but I will not go to your, seriously though.

    • andyhr17 - Jun 6, 2012 at 8:05 AM

      The Celtics are composed of team players and role players…the Heat are composed of 3 individual stars. What logic and reason does this defy that the team that does not rely on one of three players to carry the load every game is winning? Defense wins championships. Putting up 35 points a game wins regular season MVP awards.

    • connaniii - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      What about the “shot” by Pietrus? had he missed that shot we wouldn’t be talking about the block by Wade nor the touch pass by Rondo…

  6. j0esixpack - Jun 6, 2012 at 8:04 AM


  7. sellahh - Jun 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Should have been and-1, that three u know.

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