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James helps Heat into finals

The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 117-92 to win the Eastern Conference final series 4-2 and make their fourth consecutive NBA finals.

LeBron James scored 25 points while also registering six assists and four rebounds with Chris Bosh also pouring in 25 points for the defending champions who will now face the San Antonio Spurs or the Oklahoma City Thunder as they hunt a third straight title.

Paul George recorded 29 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers but they could not contain the Heat who never looked back after opening up a 26-point lead at half-time.