(INDIANAPOLIS) — There’s no need to jump off the band wagon, the Miami Heat are heading to the Eastern Conference Finals after putting away the Indiana Pacers 105-93 in Game 6 of their best of seven series.
After suffering his up and downs in the series, Heat guard Dwayne Wade came up big when his team needed him the most. Wade scored a game-high 41 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. It was Wade’s seventh career 40-point playoff game, which is tied for the third most among active players. Meanwhile, Lebron James added 28 points, six rebounds, and seven assists.
“In the regular season, we’ve had some good games,” Wade said. “But I don’t know if we’ve ever had three in a row like that in the playoffs.”
With forward Chris Bosh out with an abdominal injury and down 2-1 in the series, some felt that the Heat’s days were numbered, but instead, the team rallied to win three straight games and will advance to their second straight East Finals.
They will go on to play the winner of the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics for the right to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.
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Jill Martin, CNN