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NBA: Miami Heat hammer Indiana Pacers to reach 4th straight NBA finals

Published on May 31, 2014 11:04 PM
 
LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Toney Douglas of the Miami Heat celebrate after defeating the Indiana Pacers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida. James and Bosh scored 25 points each as the two-time defending champion Heat clobbered the Pacers 117-92 on Saturday to reach their fourth consecutive NBA finals. -- PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (AFP) - LeBron James and Chris Bosh scored 25 points each as the two-time defending champion Miami Heat clobbered the Indiana Pacers 117-92 on Saturday to reach their fourth consecutive NBA finals.

Miami used a game six blowout on Friday to join an elite NBA group by becoming the first team to reach the championship four straight times since the Boston Celtics did it from 1984-87.

James also had six assists and shot eight-of-12 from the field in 32 minutes of playing time for Miami who used an emphatic victory to claim the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series 4-2.

James regrouped Friday after coming off one of the worst offensive performances of his brilliant career in game five, where he battled foul trouble and finished with a career playoff low seven points on just two-of-10 shooting.

 
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