Heat vs Pacers Game 7 NBA East Finals 2013: Miami routs Indiana, 99-76By Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jun 4, 2013 in Basketball, Sports •
The Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers game 7 Eastern Conference Finals turned into another big surprise. Ironically, the last game of the best-of-seven series turned into a lopsided contest with the Heat clobbering the Pacers.
Miami coasted to victory against Indiana, 99-76, at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL on Monday night, June 4.
With the game 7 victory, the Heat secured their third straight NBA Finals appearance since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in South Beach. They will next face the San Antonio Spurs in the best-of-seven 2013 NBA Finals series.
James had a game high 32 points, pulled down eight rebounds, and dished off four assists. Wade scored 21 points for the Heat as he recovered from his dismal game 6 performance.
The Heat defended the paint well on Monday night and denied a good offensive position for Roy Hibbert. Paul George was also taken out of his rhythm as James defended him well.
In contrast to the last six games, Miami led by as many as 28 points after trailing by six points early in the game.
Miami‘s game seven win is their 78th victory of the season. According to reports, the total single season win by the Heat is the 11th-best in NBA history.
In a show of confidence, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra took out James with 5:08 left in the game.
Hibbert top scored again for the Pacers with 18 points. David West added 14, George Hill contributed 13, and Lance Stephenson had 10.
George fouled out with over seven minutes remaining in the final quarter. He went out of the game in single digits with seven points on 2-for-9 shooting.
Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will be played on Thursday, June 6.
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