Jun 3, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) high five during the third quarter of game 7 of the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Playoffs, June 3: Miami Heat Handle Indiana Pacers, Advance to Finals


Following a series that was much more entertaining than expected for six games, the Miami Heat finished off the Indiana Pacers with a 23-point win in game seven, earning a trip to the NBA Finals to face the San Antonio Spurs.

The Heat didn’t shoot well — 39.5 percent from the floor — but earned 38 free throws and made 33 of them. LeBron James scored 32 points and Dwyane Wade regained some of his old form in his 21-point, 9-rebound performance.

The Pacers will take the summer off and regroup for next year, while the Heat gear up for their third consecutive NBA Finals, which will start on Thursday, June 6, on ABC at 8 p.m. central time.

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