Ok, so it wasn't technically "over" when LeBron James dunked it in the pregame but he set the tone early with a ridiculous 360.
His alley in the second quarter really was a sign that the Heat were ready to roll on Indiana. LeBron nearly hit his head on the rim catching a lob from Mario Chalmers and the rout was basically on from there. They took a 15 point lead into halftime and went on to win 99-76.
Though LeBron was dominant again, scoring 32 and grabbing eight rebounds, he finally got some help from his co stars. Dwyane Wade chipped in 21 and nine while Chris Bosh added nine and eight.
The Heat will face the well-rested San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. Game 1 is in Miami on Thursday night.
These photos of LeBron basically kissing the rim are incredible. sbn.to/1aYmELI— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) June 4, 2013
Heat starting to get the secondary-source scoring. Now if LeBron doesn't get a concussion hitting his head on the rim....— J.A. Adande (@jadande) June 4, 2013
LeBron is 6-foot-8, or 40 inches below rim. His eyes were at rim. So his vertical there was ... 42 inches?— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) June 4, 2013
NBA Finals schedule now set between Heat and Spurs dlvr.it/3SqZLW— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 4, 2013
Heat over SA in 6! Book it!— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 4, 2013
S/o 2 the pacers for a crazy series..... And congrats 2 the heat on the big game 7 win!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 4, 2013
Heat Win East Title In Game 7, Beat Pacers 99-76 n.pr/17UQu7S— NPR News (@nprnews) June 4, 2013