Friday, May 25, 2012

Miami Heat Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

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by Charles Trainor Jr. and Al Diaz

Dwyane Wade leads Miami Heat over Indiana Pacers to advance to Eastern Conference Finals

Dwyane Wade scores game-high 41 points, grabs 10 rebounds as Heat  closes out Pacers in six to return to Eastern Conference finals


INDIANAPOLIS -- This was Dwyane Wade’s very best — his Ninth Symphony, his Ulysses, his roundhouse, double-legged dropkick from the top rope.

In a rough-and-tumble second-round series that featured blood and flagrant fouls, cheap shots and suspensions, Wade delivered the final blow Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

He scored 41 points in the decisive game of the series, leading the Heat into the Eastern Conference finals with a 105-93 victory against the Pacers.

Although the series was peppered with hard fouls and trash talk throughout, there was none of that in the final game. There was just a whole lot of Wade doing things that reminded all that watched of the 2006 NBA Finals and delivering a performance that will live forever.


Click HERE to view a Miami Herald Photo Gallery 

by Charles Trainor Jr. and Al Diaz