The Boston Celtics are down 55-43 to the Miami Heat on Thursday night in Game 6 of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden. LeBron James has been downright unstoppable at times, scoring 30 of Miami's 55 points. He is 12-for-14 from the floor. The rest of the Heat are just 9-for-25.
The Celtics haven't played poorly. They would like to be shooting better than 1-for-7 from beyond the 3-point arc and nine turnovers is uncharacteristic of them. Rajon Rondo has five of those turnovers, but he also has been spectacular around the rim, scoring on a number of crafty layups in the lane. He leads Boston with 19 points on 7-for-10 from the floor.
Brandon Bass (eight points, 3-for-5 shooting) and Kevin Garnett (eight points on 4-for-8) have played well, making up for a slow start for Paul Pierce (just 1-for-4 shooting).
James has been been the difference so far Thursday night. Boston will need to slow him down first and foremost if they hope to make their way back into the game.