06/09/2012 06:21 pm ET Updated Jun 10, 2012

Heat vs. Celtics LIVE: Game 7 Of NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Miami Heat
Boston Celtics
Eastern Conference Finals Game 7
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla.
8:30 p.m. ET

UPDATE: LeBron James scored 31 points and had 12 rebounds, leading the Miami Heat past the Boston Celtics in Game 7 101-88. Chris Bosh came off the bench and made three 3-pointers as Miami clinched its second consecutive trip to the NBA Finals.

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Few expected the Eastern Conference Finals to last this long. If the series even went six games, then many thought it would be Miami with a shot to close it out. But the Celtics outplayed the Heat for three consecutive games (arguably four) after falling into an 0-2 hole to take a 3-2 series lead.

Then LeBron James stepped up, dropping 45 points and 15 rebounds in an elimination game to force the series back to South Beach.

06/09/2012 11:36 PM EDT

LeBRon, Wade and Bosh scored the Heat's final 31 points.

06/09/2012 11:21 PM EDT

"We still got a lot of work to do. But we're going to enjoy this." - Alonzo Mourning.

06/09/2012 11:16 PM EDT

@ NBA :

The @MiamiHEAT defeated the @celtics 101-88 in an amazing #Game7 behind LeBron's 31 points and 12 rebounds. Bosh added 19 off the bench.

06/09/2012 11:16 PM EDT

@ johnhollinger :

Doc looks close to tears

06/09/2012 11:16 PM EDT

@ johnhollinger :

Genius move by Rondo trying to throw towel on the camera tracking him.

06/09/2012 11:14 PM EDT

Dooling misses a 3. Miami holds onto the ball and the HEAT WIN GAME 7 AND ARE GOING BACK TO THE NBA FINALS!

06/09/2012 11:14 PM EDT

Wade makes both. 101-88.

06/09/2012 11:14 PM EDT

Bosh and LeBron leave the game to a standing ovation.

06/09/2012 11:13 PM EDT

Wade takes it into the paint and gets fouled on the shot. 28.3 seconds left. Doc Rivers takes Pierce, Ray Allen and KG out. Hugs on the Celtics bench. Doc Rivers is very emotional. Appears to be tearing up.

06/09/2012 11:12 PM EDT