2006 – In a 95-78 Miami Heat victory over the Detroit Pistons in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Heat moved on to the franchise’s first NBA Finals. In this contest, Pistons guard Richard Hamilton scored a game-high 33 points, but Detroit shot only 33 percent from the field compared to Miami’s 56-percent shooting. Shaquille O’Neal put up a team-high 28 points and 16 rebounds.
On Saturday night, O’Neal finished his final TNT telecast for the 2013-14 season. Meanwhile, former teammate Dwyane Wade is on his way to his fourth consecutive Finals. He and LeBron James are looking to bring the Miami Heat franchise its fourth Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. The first came in 2006.