LeBron hot for Heat
LeBron James was again to the fore as the Miami Heat booked their place in the NBA finals with a 101-88 victory over the Boston Celtics.
It was the seventh and deciding match of the Eastern Conference play-off and the Heat took it by a clear margin to set up their clash with Oklahoma City Thunder.
James, in stellar form in the series-levelling 98-79 win last time out, collected 31 points and 12 rebounds and found able assistance in Dwayne Wade (23 points) and Chris Bosh (19 points including a hat-trick of three-pointers).
The win was the Heat's first game seven success since 2004 and James' first at the third time of asking.
The Celtics were seven points up at the halfway point and level with a quarter remaining but were outgunned in the closing stages.
Rajon Rondo was superb in a losing cause, contributing 22 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for Boston.