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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

LeBron James' 'The Look' inspires Heat to beat Pacers 90-79

Miami Heat forward LeBron James drives between the Indiana Pacers guards during game five in the Eastern finals. Photo: AP

LeBron James said a few words at half-time to try and coax something more out of the Miami Heat. Turns out, whatever he said was unnecessary. The look on his face was all the Heat needed.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Udonis Haslem breaks out to help give Heat series lead

Miami's Chris Bosh reacts after getting called for a foul against Indiana's Lance Stephenson in the third quarter of game three. Photo: AP

The Indiana Pacers did not see this version of Udonis Haslem coming. There was no reason to.

Haslem, a veteran forward who had scored in single digits in six of his previous seven play-off games, finished with 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting to help the Miami Heat beat the Pacers 114-96 in game three of the Eastern Conference finals.

28 May 2013 - 3:24am

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

Indiana Pacers confident of beating Miami Heat in game two

Frank Vogel

Losing a game at the final buzzer, no less than a play-off game on the road against the reigning NBA champions Miami Heat, would seem to have potential to demoralise the Indiana Pacers.

Or not. "Our belief," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said, "has strengthened."

25 May 2013 - 5:14am

Miami Heat beat Indiana Pacers in overtime thriller

Lebron James

LeBron James made a buzzer-beating lay-up in overtime as the Heat narrowly escaped a shock loss on their home court and beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in the opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

James finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Heat - his ninth post-season triple-double.

24 May 2013 - 4:51am

Miami-Pacers confrontation should be a far cry from 2012 encounter

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Erik Spoelstra, mad chemist that he is, started Dexter Pittman in game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Pacers. Predictably, that lab experiment blew up in Spoelstra's face like the unstable concoction it was, and, if memory serves, set off a chain reaction of panic that left many wondering whether the Heat's grand gamble was doomed.

22 May 2013 - 5:17am

Gasol helps Grizzlies down Thunder, Pacers outrun Nicks in Indianapolis

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant and the Grizzlies' Tony Allen tussle during their Western Conference semi-final. Photo: AP

Marc Gasol scored 20 points and Memphis made all six of their free-throw attempts in the final 63 seconds to beat Oklahoma City 87-81 in game three of their NBA play-off second-round series.

13 May 2013 - 3:52am

NBA lockout is no big deal

Oh yeah, the NBA lockout. I kind of forgot the league has officially been shut down for over two months with no end in sight. But I'm not alone, it seems, considering that players and management met this week for only the second time since the lockout began 62 days ago. Think about that for a minute.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jermaine's tip from the top

NBA star Jermaine O'Neal hands out tips to some of Hong Kong's budding basketball players during a coaching session at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai yesterday. More than 1,500 fans watched O'Neal put the players through their paces.

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Sink the NBA post-season blues

Basketball fans may be feeling a little bored these days. The massive NBA is in its off-season, and once Indiana Pacers star centre Jermaine O'Neal leaves town after his one-day visit tomorrow, you may feel next season's tip-off is a lifetime away. So to keep you going until then, you might want to check out these websites devoted to the game.

17 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Game spoiled

I want to commend ATV for bringing the NBA playoffs to Hong Kong. This seems to be an excellent opportunity to win the kudos of many local sports fans who have been alienated by Star TV's casual approach to NBA programming.

17 Jun 1999 - 12:00am