Magical night for Dwyane Wade. He scored 41 points on 17 of 25 shooting to close out the Pacers in Game 6.
Huge performances from LeBron James (28-6-7), Mike Miller (four three-pointers for 12 points) and Mario Chalmers (15 points and three three-pointers).
IT WAS OVER WHEN...
James scored six straight points for the Heat in the final two minutes to close out the game and series.
I WAS THERE FOR ...
20 points by Wade in the second quarter. Never going to forget that. He then had nine points in the fourth quarter, including an amazing three-point play with 3:13 left. Seriously, Wade made about 10 ridiculous baskets in this game. To top it off, he was 7 of 8 from the free-throw line. No small thing considering his struggles from the line this postseason.
THE WALKING WOUNDED
Mike Miller's performance can't be overstated. The guy can barely walk at this point yet he made four three-pointers. It was a postseason high for Miller.
LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS
The Pacers had 22 turnovers while the Heat only had 10. An important stat considering the Pacers out-rebounded the Heat 37-26. The Heat's 10 turnovers was its fewest of the series while Miami's 26 turnovers was the fewest for a Pacers' opponent this postseason.
LeBron James on his buddy D-Wade: "He was spectacular from the beginning to end. He got into a rhythm early and stayed in it. With his performance tonight, it helped us get this win.
Got to give him credit for staying out of Wade's way. I don't know if a younger version of King James would have stepped aside so wisely.
Wade on his outrageous post-game pants: "I know everyone in the (TNT) studio is laughing at my pants. But they're mad they can't pull it off."
The Eastern Conference finals begins Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat will play the winner of the Sixers/Celtics Eastern Conference semifinals series, which is tied three games apiece.