LeBron James Scores 45 as Heat Rout Celtics to Set Up Decider

LeBron James scored 45 points and had 15 rebounds as the Miami Heat thrashed the host Boston Celtics 98-79 to force a decisive seventh game in the National Basketball Association Eastern Conference finals.

The series will conclude June 9 in Miami, with the victor advancing to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals.

The Thunder last night defeated the San Antonio Spurs to win the Western Conference finals. Oklahoma City will host the opening two games of the NBA Finals on June 12 and 14.

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