NBA play-offs: Miami Heat close in on a place in the Finals

Miami Heat closed in a place in the NBA Finals last night beating Indiana Pacers 102-90 to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

If the Heat can rally once more, they’ll see themselves in the Finals for a fourth successive year.

LeBron James, inevitably, had a huge influence in the victory with a game-high 32 points and 10 rebounds.

Two-time defending NBA champions Miami have now moved to within one victory of returning to the Finals.

Chris Bosh added 25 points and six rebounds for the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Pacers Paul George led their scorers with 23 points and David West contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds.