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LeBron James is one step closer to winning that coveted NBA championship. The Miami Heat overcame their biggest obstacle to a title with a 97 to 87 win over the Boson Celtics, closing out their Eastern Conference semifinals match-up 4 games to 1. The Heat will now face the winner of the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls series in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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LeBron and Dwyane Wade scored 33 and 34 points respectively. Chris Bosh chipped in 14 points and 11 boards. After the game LeBron took a knee in prayer.

He and his teammates knew they had to go through the defending Eastern Conference champs if they were going to take it all. James had nothing but high praise for the Celtics saying that they’re move to bring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to Boston inspired him to follow suit.

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“It’s a great team,” James said of Boston in the on-court celebration. “Like I said, I got the utmost respect for that team. They’re the reason why all three of us came together, is because of what they did, that blueprint they had in ’08 when they all came together. So it’s a great team win and get ready for our next opponent.”

With Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on early vacation the Heat stand as good a chance as any team remaining of taking it all.

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