Mike Miller Says LeBron James’ Game 6 vs. Celtics In ’12 Playoffs Is ‘The Greatest Individual Basketball Game I’ve Ever Witnessed’

On the latest episode of his podcast with Udonis Haslem, two-time NBA champion Mike Miller said LeBron JamesGame 6 against the Boston Celtics in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals is “the greatest individual basketball game I’ve ever witnessed.”

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After losing the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks, LeBron and the Miami Heat were under immense pressure to win the championship in 2012.

The Celtics were up 3-2 against the Heat in the conference finals and had a chance to win the series at home.

However, LeBron had one of the best games in NBA history. 

The Heat defeated the Celtics in Game 6 by a final score of 98-79. LeBron finished with 45 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in 44 minutes while shooting 19-of-26 from the field, 2-of-4 from beyond the arc and 5-of-9 from the free-throw line. 

Miami beat Boston in Game 7 to advance to the 2012 NBA Finals, where the Heat faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC won Game 1 at home, but LeBron and Co. won the next four to capture the 2012 title. 

LeBron spent four years with the Heat. He won two MVPs, two titles and two Finals MVPs. The leading scorer in NBA history finished his Miami career with averages of 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocks. 

The Heat went to the NBA Finals in all four years of the LeBron era. They lost the 2011 Finals, won the 2012 and 2013 Finals and lost the 2014 Finals. 

A 20-time All-Star, LeBron has career averages of 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.7 blocks with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. He’s a four-time MVP, a four-time champion and a four-time Finals MVP. 

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