A Celtics Finals Run Seems To Always Involve LeBron These Days

Celtics finals appearances, in 2008 and 2010, came after getting passed LeBron JamesThursday night, the Boston Celtics host the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics took a 3-2 series lead after their 94-90 victory in Game 5.

If the Celtics are able to win the series, this would be the franchise's third trip to the NBA Finals since the "Big Three" of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett formed back in 2007.

A Boston victory would also mean that the Celtics will have eliminated a LeBron James team each time they have advanced to the finals during this period of time.

"The Big Three's" other finals appearances, in 2008 and 2010, came after getting passed James, when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.