NBA: Miami Heat hammer Indiana Pacers to reach 4th straight NBA finals
Published on May 31, 2014 11:04 PM
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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