Miami 117, Indiana 92

Date - Friday, May 30, 2014 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #23 Jason Phillips, #48 Scott Foster
Attendance - 20021

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 13 21 24 34 92
Miami 24 36 31 26 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 56-26 35-6 21-20 L1
Miami 54-28 32-9 22-19 W1

Recap


Heat 117, Pacers 92: LeBron James collected 25 points in 32 minutes as Miami crushed visiting Indiana and clinched a spot in the NBA Finals.

Chris Bosh added 25 points and eight rebounds and Dwyane Wade scored 13 for the Heat, who are the first team since the 1984-87 Boston Celtics to make four straight trips to the NBA Finals. Rashard Lewis contributed 13 points and Chris Andersen (thigh) returned from a two-game absence with nine points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Miami.

Paul George scored 28 of his 29 points in the second half but the Pacers were never in the game after the break. David West added 16 points and Lance Stephenson scored 11 for Indiana, which lost to the Heat in the playoffs for the third straight season.

The Pacers took a 9-2 lead in the first 4:08 of the game before Miami turned it on and ran away with the contest. James scored the final seven points of an 11-0 run that put the Heat on top and the advantage reached 11 points by the end of the first quarter before ballooning out to 60-34 at the half.

James, who scored a career postseason-low seven points in the Game 5 loss, had 17 points at the break and scored to push the lead out to 86-49 with 3:39 left in the third quarter as Miami put its foot on the gas. James free throws closing the third quarter made the lead to 91-58 and the Heat coasted through the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Miami will face either the Oklahoma City Thunder or the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. … The Heat posted a 50-32 advantage on points in the paint and won the battle of the boards 37-28. … Pacers C Roy Hibbert was just 1-of-3 from the field and finished with eight points in 32 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Miami
Paul George 29 Scoring Chris Bosh 25
Roy Hibbert 3 Assists LeBron James 6
Paul George 8 Rebounds Chris Andersen 10
Paul George 8 Free Throws Made LeBron James 9
Paul George 2 Steals Dwyane Wade 2
Paul George 1 Blocks Chris Bosh 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 92 46.4 10-25 18-24 14 28 2 5 12
Miami 117 57.9 11-26 18-21 24 37 4 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Heat have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Miami. The Pacers have a W/L % of .679 after a win and .692 after a loss.