Miami Heat a win away from NBA finals

PTI| Last Updated: May 27, 2014, 18:46 PM IST

Oklahoma City: The Miami Heat are one win away from advancing to the NBA finals for a fourth straight year after a comprehensive win against the Indiana Pacers.

LeBron James led the Heat scoring a game-high 32 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 102-90 victory over Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals yesterday at American Airlines Arena. The Heat now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.

James silenced Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, who a day earlier made off-the-court headlines. Stephenson said he felt James was weakening after responding to trash talk in Game three. In the end, it was Stephenson who came up short. He scored just nine points, with most of his production coming after the outcome was already decided.

The Heat led by eight after the first quarter behind a fast start from center Chris Bosh, who had a breakout game as he finished with 25 points. Heat guard Dwyane Wade added 15 points, as the Big Three were the only Miami players in double figures.