A Game 7 is the only way to settle the greatest playoff series in the history of the NBA.
Ray Allen was simply awesome: 51 pts, 9-18 3FG and countless big shots in 59 minutes.
The Celtics went on a sick 23-3 run in the fourth quarter to take an 8 point lead with 3 minutes left, but they tightened up offensively down the stretch and let the Bulls back into the game.
The overtime periods are all a blur right now. It seemed like Chicago would go up 3-4 points early in the extra sessions and the Celtics would need ridiculous shots by Ray to even things up and/or go ahead.
I would say the play of the game came in the 3OT when Joakim Noah stole the ball from Paul Pierce, streaked down the court for the dunk and the foul – which happened to be Pierce's 6th.
Credit to Brad Miller who had 23 pts and 10 rebounds.
Rondo and Hinrich mixed it up in the 1st quarter. Hinrich sparked the incident with a ridiculously overzealous box-out that forced Rondo out of bounds. Rondo retaliated by pushing Hinrich who pushed back. For some reason, Rondo got a flagrant foul and Hinrich got a tech. The AP claims Rondo threw an elbow, but I didn't see it.
More pictures from the game…after the jump.