May 27, 2014 at 1.30am UK at ​AmericanAirlines Arena

Result: Miami Heat cruise to victory to extend series lead over Indiana Pacers

Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 10, 2012
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LeBron James scores 32 points as the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 102-90 to move within one victory of a spot in the NBA finals.

The Miami Heat extended their lead in the Eastern Conference finals to 3-1 by beating the Indiana Pacers 102-90 at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night.

LeBron James produced another dominant display to record 32 points and 10 rebounds as the defending champions moved to within one victory of a fourth successive trip to the NBA finals.

Miami made a fast start to the game as Chris Bosh, who finished the night with 25 points, scored the first eight points of the game to give the home supporters an early sign of what was to come.

After taking a 27-19 lead in the opening quarter, Miami's charge was briefly halted as the Pacers reduced the deficit to five at the interval.

However, Miami were in full control once again in the third quarter as they continued to pull away from the visitors, who struggled without much contribution from either Lance Stephenson or Roy Hibbert.

Indiana hit back to move within nine points of the Heat with 90 seconds remaining, but a three-point play from James moments later ensured there would be no dramatic finish.

Miami can book their spot in the finals by securing the Eastern Conference title in Indiana on Wednesday night.

Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers watches a free throw against the Chicago Bulls during action on October 5, 2013
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