Day Thirty of the 2012 Playoffs is behind us. The one game schedule continued as the Miami Heat played against the visiting Boston Celtics in Game Two of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, a game that the hometown team won. They increased their lead.

Some players played amazingly and marked this past playoff day. That being said, who ranks on top? Without any further ado, here's the list.

3. Dwyane Wade
After having a great start of the series against the Celtics, Miami's superstar guard Dwyane Wade continued in the same way.  He was definitely on his game, as he was one of the biggest contributors to his team's win with yet another superb performance of his.

Dwyane was excellent on both sides of the court and he seemed to make the right plays all the time. He was aggressive offensively with his slashes to the rim that resulted him many trips to the stripe and easy scores as well. He provided nice defense too. The stats certainly back that up.

Wade scored 23 points, grabbed six boards, dished out four assists, recorded a steal, blocked two shots, committed two turnovers, shot 8-15 from the field, and 7-11 from the free throw line in 43 minutes. From a statistical point of view, this is a terrific performance from him.

2. LeBron James
The league's latest MVP winner, Miami's superstar LeBron James continued to play in a strong fashion. He played above the expectations, as he had another amazing performance of his. He was one of the biggest contributors and main reasons why his team won.

LeBron was excellent on both sides of the court. He was aggressive offensively, found ways to finish with a bunch of points despite the inefficient shooting, was active on the glass, involved the open man on offense and was outstanding defensively as well. In other words, he made his presence on either side of the court.

The stats show his excellence. James scored 34 points, grabbed 10 boards, dished out seven assists, had a steal, blocked a shot, committed a turnover, shot 7-20 from the field, 2-6 from the field and 18-24 from the free throw line in 47 minutes of action. He just missed out on a triple double. 

From a statistical point of view, it was a brilliant performance of his. On any normal day, this would have topped the No.1 spot on the list considering it was in a winning effort, but not this time.

1. Rajon Rondo
The No.1 spot instead goes to Boston's terrific point guard who put on a show with arguably his best playoff performance of his young career instead. Rajon Rondo was out of the ordinary in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals, but unfortunately his team lost the game.

Rajon, who's not known as a big time scorer, stepped up in that regard. He was aggressive offensively and confident in his jump shot that have him positive results. He scored in bunches easily. Although he was red hot with his scoring, he still led his teammates for many easy scoring chances, was active on the glass etc.

In other words, he seemed to be everywhere on the court for his Celtics. The stats back that up. Rondo ended up with 44 points, dished out 10 assists, grabbed eight rebounds, recorded three steals, committed three turnovers, shot 16-24 from the field, 2-2 from three point land and 10-12 from the stripe in 53 minutes of action.

Despite the game going in overtime and a very hard breaking loss, he rightfully tops everyone this time. 

Darko Mihajlovski is a columnist at FootBasket. He also contributes to Hoops-Nation. You can read more about him at our Staff page.


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