Eastern Conference

Miami Heat beat Indiana Pacers to set up NBA finals with San Antonio Spurs

The Heat's Dwyane Wade shoots under pressure from the Pacers' Roy Hibbert during the Eastern Conference finals play-off decider. Photo: AP

David Stern can rest easy now, because the last championship series he will preside over as commissioner won't be the ratings bust that a Spurs-Pacers final would have been. Miami and San Antonio is about as good as the league could have hoped for.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 4:52am

Pacers set up series decider with 91-77 win over Heat

Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert shoots a hook shot over Miami Heat centre Joel Anthony in the fourth quarter. Photo: EPA

Roy Hibbert did everything but pull out the boxing gloves in game six, finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and continually contesting Miami's shots to help Indiana stave off elimination.

3 Jun 2013 - 3:40am

Pacers gain edge over Miami 97-93 in Eastern Conference final series

Pacers' Roy Hibbert dunks the ball on his way to postseason career-high of 29. Photo: AP

David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win game one of the Eastern Conference finals. So in game two, he made those plays himself. Twice, in fact.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am