2013 Eastern Conference Finals Results: Paul George and the Pacers gave the Heat all they could handle in 2013 and if it was'nt for the 4-time MVP LeBron James Miami may have been singing a different tune. With both teams star players fouling out in one of the seven games the series seemed to be all but predictable. With the help of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh Miami was able to close the series in game seven at the American Airlines Arena in a big way to advance to their third consecutive NBA Finals series.
The Eastern Conference Finals have produced some extraordinary basketball over the years. Since 1947 the 15 Eastern Conference teams fight all season long to obtain one of the eight spots allocated for post-season play in the NBA playoffs. The first step is getting past the first round which will cut the competition in half sending four teams to the Eastern Conference semifinals. The semifinal winners will then advance to the conference finals for a shot at competing in the NBA Finals.
The Eastern Conference Finals follow a best-of-seven series with a home court advantage format of 2-2-1-1-1. The first two games of the series will be hosted by the team with home-court advantage as well as games 5 and 7 if necessary. The opponent will host games 3, 4, and 6 if necessary. In all rounds of the NBA playoffs home-court advantage is determined by record regardless of a teams seed. Most Eastern Conference Finals Wins: