LeBron_NBA_2012_Playoffs Despite a lackluster second half to the season, the Heat entered the playoffs with the second seed in the Eastern Conference. They breezed past the Knicks in the first round before falling behind 2-1 to Indiana in the second round. In Game 4, James turned in one of the best all-around performances of his career, registering 40 points, 18 rebounds, and 9 assists in a winning effort on the road. Miami eventually won the series in six games. In the Conference Finals, the Heat again faced the Celtics, winning the first two games before dropping the next three. Facing elimination, James scored 45 points in Game 6 on 73 percent shooting, leading Miami to victory. He also contributed 15 rebounds and 5 assists, becoming the second player in league history besides Wilt Chamberlain to do so. The Heat won Game 7 to advance to the 2012 NBA Finals.