We’re down to the final matchup of the elite eight and it features an emphatic Brandon Bass dunk over DWade against a clutch Rajon Rondo 3-pointer in Game 7 versus Philly. This should be a close one.
Seed #6 – Bass Poterizes Wade (Game 7 2012 ECF): Capping off a monster first half during Game 7 of the ECF with 14 points, Bass stepped into Wade’s lazy passing lane and tipped a steal to himself on the break. With only Wade retreating on defense, Bass attacked him and posterized him with ferocity. It gave the C’s an eleven point lead which was huge at the time, but like many big leads in deciding games, they just couldn’t hold. But in real time, when this play happened, it was nothing short of being an EFF-YOU moment to Miami. In Game 7, these plays resonate just a tick louder.
Seed #14: Rondo’s Clutch Three, Game 7 vs Philly ECSF – Paul Pierce had just fouled out late in the fourth quarter of the deciding Game 7 between the Celtics and the Sixers. At that point, the C’s were only up by 3 with 4 minutes left, hardly a guarantee to advance. Rondo essentially took control of the game, scoring 11 points, grabbing 2 rebounds and confidently stepping into and drilling a killer three to finish off the Sixers.
Bass Posterizes DWade or Rondo’s G7 Takeover?