Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James didn't show any sign of weakness in Game 4. Neither did Chris Bosh. James scored 14 of his 32 points in the third quarter, while Bosh added 25 and the Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers, 102-90, to take a 3-1 stranglehold of the Eastern Conference finals. Pacers guard Lance Stephenson stated that James using trash talk against him in Miami's Game 3 victory was a "sign of weakness". His comments might've fueled James, although the four-time MVP shrugged off Stephenson's comments postgame. James relentlessly attacked the rim throughout and Bosh helped the Heat finally get off to a fast start in this set. Miami had trailed by double figures in the first quarter in two of the first three games, but it flipped the script on Monday. Bosh, who had netted just nine points in each of the first three tilts and had been just 2-of-12 from beyond the arc in the series, put in Miami's first eight points. He knocked down a pair of 3- pointers during his personal 8-0 run to begin the game and the Heat never looked back in the wire-to-wire victory. Bosh tallied his 10th point just 5:13 into the contest. Dwyane Wade had 15 points and James also supplied 10 rebounds and five assists for the Heat, who moved to 7-0 at home during the postseason. Miami can book its fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals with a win in Indianapolis in Game 5 on Wednesday. Paul George supplied 23 points and seven rebounds and David West added 20 points and 12 boards for Indiana. Stephenson finished with nine points and didn't record his first field goal until the 5:31 mark of the fourth. Roy Hibbert was held scoreless in 22 minutes in defeat.
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