Miami Heat Takes Game 3, 2-1 Series Lead in East Finals

Indiana Pacers 87, Miami Heat 99
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  • May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) , guard Lance Stephenson (1) and forward David West (21) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Play
    May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) , guard Lance Stephenson (1) and forward David West (21) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Reuters
  • May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) celebrates Ray Allen (not pictured) three pointer against the Indiana Pacers in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena.
    May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) celebrates Ray Allen (not pictured) three pointer against the Indiana Pacers in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Reuters
  • May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) pushes the ball up the court against the Indiana Pacers in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena.
    May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) pushes the ball up the court against the Indiana Pacers in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Reuters
  • May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes up to pull in a pass over Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena
    May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes up to pull in a pass over Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena Reuters
  • May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) leans into Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena.
    May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) leans into Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Reuters
  • May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena.
    May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Reuters
  • May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) battles for a loose ball with Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena.
    May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) battles for a loose ball with Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Reuters
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The Miami Heat now have won back-to-back games against Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals to grab the 2-1 series lead in this best-of-seven affair. Miami won Game 3 to the tune of 99-87.

LeBron James (26 points, 9/14 FG)and Dwyane Wade (23 points, 9/16 FG) had their usual efficient numbers but Ray Allen came alive in this game after dropping 16 markers-- all in the second half with 4 three-pointers in the payoff period. 

View the slideshow for more images from Game 3 of the Pacers-Heat series.

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