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Jun 1, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat players LeBron James (6) and Dwyane Wade (3) and Mario Chalmers (15) walk off the court after game six of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 91-77. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are on the brink of another trip to the NBA Finals. That would be the optimistic way of looking at things for the Heat. The pessimistic fan will look at it as the Heat being on the brink of failing to win a championship for the second time in three years.

Game 7 is not going to be easy for the Miami Heat, as stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh continue to struggle and Lebron James carries the load on his own. The Heat are going to need to be at their best game 7 or they will be watching the NBA Finals from home for the first time in two years.

I picked the Heat in five games and was dead wrong about that. The Pacers are a great team and have matched up perfectly with the Heat. With that said, the Heat are the more talent loaded team and also have more experience. They should be able to handle business on their home court.

I will boldly predict that Chris Bosh scores 20 points and 8 rebounds, Dwyane Wade 18 points and 7 assists, and Lebron James 30 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds. The Heat take game 7 by the final score of 108-97, securing a third straight trip to the NBA Finals.

NBA fines Pacers’ Roy Hibbert $75,000 for ‘inappropriate and vulgar language’ | Sports Illustrated 

The NBA announced Sunday that Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 for using “inappropriate and vulgar language” during a televised post-game press conference following Indiana’s 91-77 victory over Miami in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday.

Miami Heat’s dream season could turn to a nightmare with one Game 7 | Miami Herald

The Eastern Conference finals comes down to an epic Game 7 on Monday night that will determine whether the Heat succeeds as a modern-day dynasty or fails to realize the grand designs of the Big 3 era.

All or nothing: Heat have been here before | Sun-Sentinel

History provides hope. It also provides a warning.

In a similar situation last season in the Eastern Conference finals, the Miami Heat returned to AmericanAirlines Arena in a winner-take-all Game 7. After a 13-point victory over the Boston Celtics, they were on to the NBA Finals and, ultimately, the franchise’s second championship.

Chris Andersen says Miami Heat will have his back | USA Today

Miami Heat forward-center Chris “Birdman” Andersen answered for his unacceptable actions that will keep him out of Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

Game 7 preview: Heat vs. Pacers | ESPN

Can the Indiana Pacers stun the Miami Heat, or will LeBron James and Co. head to a third straight NBA Finals? Our experts examine Monday night’s Game 7 in Miami (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio).

 

Topics: Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Miami Heat

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