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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) elevates for a dunk past Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass (30), Paul Pierce (34), Kevin Garnett (5) and Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half in Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NBA: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics

Facing elimination, LeBron James scored 45 points as Miami crushed Boston to force a Game 7 in the East finals.