WASHINGTON, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The two-time defending champion Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers for the third straight time in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Monday, taking a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Heat move within one win from making their fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.
LeBron James made 32 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat. Chris Bosh finished with 25 points, only two points fewer than his last three games combined. Dwyane Wade added 15 points.
Paul George led the Pacers with 23 points. David West had 20 points and 12 rebounds. George Hill got 15 points.
The Pacers would host the Heat on Wednesday's Game Five.