Behind a sensational team effort, the Miami Heat defeat the Indiana Pacers 99-76 and have moved on to face the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
Following game six of the Eastern Conference Finals, many experts and NBA people, including myself, believed that game seven would either be a closely contested battle or a lopsided victory in favor of the Pacers. If the Heat were going to have any chance at moving on, they were going to need more than just a 30 point effort from LeBron James to make that happen. Continue reading
Much like game five, the third quarter was the swing quarter in the Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. While LeBron James single handedly won game five, it was the Indiana Pacers that gained the advantage in the third quarter of play.
Miami entered the half leading by one, 40-39. The game was tightly contested throughout the first half, but it was clear that the Heat were going to need another heroic third quarter from LeBron James if they wanted to eliminate the Pacers from the playoffs and advance to the NBA Finals. Continue reading