The Miami Heat are going back to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season looking to win their third straight championship.
The Heat had no problem in game 6, rolling to a 117-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night to win the Eastern Conference Finals 4-2.
LeBron James and Chris Bosh scored 25 points apiece to lead the Heat while Rashard Lewis and Dwyane Wade each scored 13 points. Chris Andersen returned from a two-game absence to score nine points and pull down 10 rebounds.
Paul George led all scorers with 29 points and eight rebounds while David West scored 16 points and Lance Stephenson had 11.
The Pacers got off to as good of a start as they could imagine. They scored nine of the game’s first 11 points to take a 9-2 lead. The Heat scored the next 11 points and and ended the quarter on a 22-4 run to take a 24-13 lead into the second quarter. From there, it only got worse for the Pacers. By the time the first half came to a close, the Heat had a 60-34 lead. At the half, James said the Heat could play better and they proved him right, really pouring it on to build a 37-point lead in the third quarter.
The Heat now await the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs lead the series 3-2 and game 6 from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is scheduled for 9:00 pm EST Saturday night.