- Chris Palmer, ESPN the Magazine
Another mega performance from LeBron James will almost certainly be counted on in Game 7, but nothing is more important for the Miami Heat's success in that game than each player performing a role that contributes to a larger, more effective team performance. From James on down, several specific things will need to be accomplished for the Heat to save their season and advance to the finals.
Here are five tasks Heat players must perform to win Game 7:
1. LeBron James: Go to the hole
Forget getting others involved -- James must be selfish. The rim is his destination. James opened Game 6 by blowing by Paul Pierce at the foul line and hammering a thunderous dunk down the middle. Two buckets later he went coast-to-coast and barreled down the lane for a transition flush. Those easy buckets had a transformative effect on James, as his confidence soared.
ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer provides five keys for the Miami Heat as they seek to beat the Celtics in Game 7 of their series Saturday night.