Heat finish off Pacers in Game 6

 

Miami’s dynamic duo, D. Wade and L. James combined for 69 points, including 41 from Wade, as the Heat closed out the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 105-93 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 on Thursday night. Wade was the dominant force in the game, hitting 17 of his 25 shots and getting 10 rebounds, James scored 10 in the 4th quarter, including six straight. Mike Miller had 12 points all from behind the arc.  Wade and James combined for 258 points in Miami’s four victories, an average of 64.5 points. Indiana’s five starters combined to average 63.2 for the series. All five Indiana starters had double figures led by D. West’s 24 points (10-of-16) but it wasn’t enough from letting the season come to an end.

L. James and D. Wade outscored the Pacers’ starters in the last 3 games.

Starting 5 vs James & Wade

184        Points         197

62         FG made      71

42.8       FG pct       56.8

Indiana struggled with their ball handling and they were casual with their passing, in result they had 22 turnovers that led to 26 Miami points. D. Granger played 38 minutes on a sprained left ankle and scored 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting. George picked up a technical for jawing Wade in the 1st quarter, West also picked one up by smacking Shane Battier on the head in the 3rd. The Pacers were whistled for six technicals in the series. This series had the most physical games I’ve ever seen, I wasn’t even sure if I was watching basketball anymore. The Pacers had two 20-plus turnovers in the last four games, with last night’s being one of them.

Miami will face either Boston or Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference Finals.

 

Miami Heat                                            Indiana Pacers

D. Wade: 41 Pts 10 Reb 3 Ast            D. Granger: 15 Pts 4 Reb 4 Ast

L. James: 28 Pts 6 Reb 7 Ast               D. West: 24 Pts 5 Reb 2 Ast

M. Chalmers: 15 Pts 2 Reb 2 Ast        R. Hibbert: 12 Pts 8 Reb 2 Ast

M. Miller: 12 Pts 2 Reb 0 Ast              P. George: 11 Pts 10 Reb 2 Ast

S. Battier: 2 Pts 2 Reb 2 Ast                G. Hill: 18 Pts 2 Reb 5 Ast

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