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.
The Golden State Warriors held on to a big lead this time to end a 30-game losing streak in San Antonio and even their playoff series against the Spurs, while the Miami Heat had a record-setting win to tie their series with the Chicago Bulls.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs moved into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by completing first-round sweeps, while the Boston Celtics kept their season alive with a 97-90 overtime win against the New York Knicks.
LeBron James scored 22 points and the Miami Heat used a 30-8 second-half run to take control in a 104-91 win tonight at the Milwaukee Bucks that gave the defending champions a three-games-to-none playoff series lead.
Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 16 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls won 79-76 against the Brooklyn Nets to take a two-games-to-one lead in their National Basketball Association first-round playoff series.