The Miami Heat are heading back to the NBA Finals after pounding the Indiana Pacers 99-to-76 last night in Miami in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference finals. It's the third straight trip to the Finals for the Heat, who will square off with the San Antonio Spurs starting Thursday night in Miami. LeBron James scored a game-high 32 points last night for the Heat and Dwyane Wade easily had his best game of the postseason for Miami with 21 points and nine rebounds. James attacked the rim all night and finished 15-for-16 from the free throw line, and as a team Miami converted 33 of its 38 attempts from the charity stripe. Indiana never got into rhythm offensively and was forced into 21 turnovers.
Miami lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 Finals and then defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder for the championship last season.