LeBron James scored on a layup as time expired in overtime and the Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers 103-102 to win the opening game of the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat will sit out tonight’s home game against the New York Knicks because of leg injuries, and Las Vegas oddsmakers have adjusted the betting line by five points.
LeBron James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Miami Heat moved within one win of claiming the National Basketball Association championship with a 104-98 defeat of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Carmelo Anthony tied a career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game 102-90 at the Miami Heat, whose leading scorers LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were sidelined with injuries.
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 88-86 without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, as Chris Bosh hit a winning 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in a matchup of the two top teams in the National Basketball Association.
LeBron James scored 29 points to help the Miami Heat defeat the Detroit Pistons 103-89 and extend their winning streak to 25 games, while the New York Knicks clinched a playoff berth with a 99-94 victory at the Toronto Raptors.
The Miami Heat overcame LeBron James’s lowest-scoring game in 21 months to beat the Indiana Pacers 105-91 for their 18th straight win, the longest streak in the National Basketball Association this season.