8 Jun 2012

LeBron comes up big as Heat force game seven

4:15 pm on 8 June 2012

The Miami Heat have thrashed the Boston Celtics 98-79 in Boston to tie the NBA's Eastern Conference basketball finals series at 3-3 and force game seven.

LeBron James came up big for the visitors with a game-high 45 points, including 30 in the first half.

The Heat held a double-digit lead throughout the second half and were in front by as much as 25 points at one stage.

Game seven's on Sunday in Miami.

The winner plays the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA finals.