Heat hammer Pacers to reach fourth consecutive Finals
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat joined basketball royalty -- the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers -- as the only franchises in NBA history to make the NBA Finals at least four straight years.
The Indiana Pacers, meanwhile, battled so hard all season to earn the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for what they anticipated would be a home Game 7 against the two-time NBA champion Heat.
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