Miami 99, Indiana 76

Date - Monday, June 3, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #48 Scott Foster, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 20025

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 21 16 18 21 76
Miami 19 33 24 23 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 49-32 30-11 19-21 L1
Miami 66-16 37-4 29-12 W1

Recap

Heat 99, Pacers 76: LeBron James led the way with 32 points and eight rebounds as host Miami took control on the inside and clinched its third straight trip to the NBA Finals.

Dwyane Wade added 21 points and Chris Bosh overcame a 3-for-13 shooting night by collecting series highs of eight rebounds and three blocks for the Heat, who will open the NBA Finals at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.

Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and David West had 14 as Indiana suffered a crushing playoff series loss to Miami for the second straight season. After dominating on the interior in Game 6, the Pacers were outrebounded 43-36 and matched on points in the paint 30-30 in Game 7.

Indiana looked strong in the first quarter but quickly began to fall apart in the second as the Heat opened the period with a 15-6 run to take the lead. James scored 12 points in the second and Ray Allen hit a trio of 3-pointers as Miami outscored the Pacers 33-16 and cruised into the break with a 52-37 lead.

Indiana never pulled closer than 12 points down in the third and went the final 4:25 of the quarter without a field goal as the Heat stretched to lead to 76-55. Wade capped a 12-2 burst in the fourth with a pair of free throws to make it 91-63, and James checked out of the game seconds later as Miami let the bench put it away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Heat G Norris Cole and Pacers F Jeff Pendergraph were assessed double technical fouls and ejected with 2:16 left in the game. … Indiana All-Star Paul George struggled to seven points on 2-of-9 shooting before fouling out with 7:43 to play. … Miami went 33-for-38 from the free-throw line, led by James’ 15-of-16 effort.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Miami
Roy Hibbert 18 Scoring LeBron James 32
Lance Stephenson 5 Assists Norris Cole 4
Roy Hibbert 8 Rebounds Dwyane Wade 9
Roy Hibbert 4 Free Throws Made LeBron James 15
Lance Stephenson 2 Steals Mike Miller 3
David West 2 Blocks Chris Bosh 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 76 40.6 6-20 14-20 14 37 3 3 21
Miami 99 39.0 6-16 33-38 14 43 5 11 11

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Heat have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .824 after a loss.