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2012 NBA Playoffs, Heat Vs. Celtics Game 7 Score Update: Miami Trails 27-23 After First Quarter

Following one quarter at the American Airlines Arena, the Miami Heat trails the vising Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 27-23. LeBron James, who finished with 45 points and 15 rebounds in a historic Game 6 performance, has already grabbed eight points on 1-of-3 shooting. Most of his points have come by way of the free-throw line, where he has gone 6-for-6. Collectively, Miami has shot rather well -- 44 percent from the field -- but has hoisted just 16 attempts, compared to 21 from Boston.

The Celtics have been led early by guard Ray Allen, who has eight points on 100 percent from 3-point range. Kevin Garnett has also added six points.

Stick with this StoryStream for news and updates throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. For more analysis and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. Visit CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston for the opponent's perspective during the series. For all your Conference Finals analysis, visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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