Heat Smash Pacers On Way To NBA Finals

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Published on June 4 2013 10:39 am
Last Updated on June 4 2013 10:39 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Miami, FL) -- The Miami Heat are heading back to the NBA Finals for a third straight season. Miami dominated the Pacers at home in Game Seven with a 99-76 victory behind 32 points, eight rebounds and four assists from LeBron James. James says his supporting cast finally came through in Game Seven.

Dwyane Wade snapped out of his slump to come up with 21 points and nine rebounds.  The Heat grabbed 15 offensive rebounds compared to only eight from the Pacers.  Indians also turned the ball over 21 times. Paul George struggled at the wrong time shooting 2-for-9 and scoring seven points before fouling out.  Roy Hibbert posted 18 points and eight rebounds. The Heat will battle the Spurs looking to become the first team since the Lakers in 08-09 and 09-10 to win two straight NBA championships.  Game One is Thursday night. Miami beat the Thunder last year and fell to the Mavericks the season before.

 

Jason Kidd Retiring After 19 Seasons

(New York, NY  -- Jason Kidd is calling quits. The 10-time All-Star point guard has decided to retire after 19 NBA seasons. The 40-year-old Kidd averaged six points and 3.3 assists in 76 games this past season with the New York Knicks. He led the league in assists five times, and ranks second on the NBA's all-time list in both assists and steals behind John Stockton.

 

Monday, June 3 Scoreboard

NBA Playoffs

Miami Heat 99, Indiana Pacers 76
(Heat win best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals, 4-3)

 

Tuesday, June 4 Schedule

NBA Playoffs

No Games Scheduled