Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat Game 2: Live Score, Analysis and Reaction
The Indiana Pacers take an ugly Game 2 against the Miami Heat to even the series at one game each.
Indiana Pacers 78 Miami Heat 75
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Player of the Game
David West—16 points and 10 rebounds
Let the talk about the absence of Bosh and the subsequent impact on the Heat begin.
The Heat's 13-game home playoff winning streak is snapped at the hands of the Pacers.
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Hey guys remember this one.
George Hill misses the back-end of the free-throws.
PACERS 78 HEAT 75—Wade's getting this one, no doubt about that.
Would you drive to the basket, or go for the three-ball?
Oh LeBron—Looks like a deer in headlights with the ball in his hands and the game on the line.
PACERS 77 HEAT 75 — George Hill to the line, 6-6 on the night.
I'm going with LeBron getting this shot for the Heat. Sure, he's 10-22 tonight, but he's still got the body and the mismatch advantage to get into the paint.
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No one can hit free-throws right now.
Hibbert clanks one of two.
PACERS 77 HEAT 75—Who's getting the shot for the Heat now...
LeBron to the line for some clutch-time free-throws.
Misses the first. Misses the second. Let the hating begin.
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Paul George apparently isn't ready for the clutch-time. Misses both free-throws.
LeBron draws the foul on a big-rebound off a Wade miss.
PACERS 76 HEAT 75—Granger fouls out...
Wade misses a long-range jumper. Time for LeBron to take his turn at hitting a big-time shot.
Paul George with a HUGE block on LeBron. Wow, Lebron wasn't ready for that one.
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David West is taking over for the Pacers in the 4th. Big shot by West.
Wade answers, to bring Miami back within one point.
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Dwyane Wade gets fouled. Earns two shots from the line.
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PACERS 74 HEAT 72—David West hits one of two free-throws.
Leandra Barbosa answers by attacking at the rim. Putting the Pacers back on top. Impressive move by Barbosa.
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Dwyane Wade hits a bank-shot over David West, like a BOSS, to put the Heat up one point with under four left in the 4th.
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Hey Pacers, could you stop fouling LeBron on the fast break. You're robbing us all of some electrifying dunks. It's not his fault you keep turning the ball over.
PACERS 71 HEAT 70—Jump ball with between Paul George and LeBron. Interesting one here.
What a move by David West over LeBron—Wade answers with a runner of his own.
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By the way—Roy Hibbert has been an absolute non-factor in the 2nd half. ZERO points in the 2nd half.
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Wade & Bron have figured it out: give ball to Joel Anthony, then get in position for the rebound— J.A. Adande (@jadande) May 16, 2012
HUGE offensive rebound by Dwyane Wade, followed by a put-back, pulls the Heat within three points. This game is finally getting exciting.
Expect LeBron and the Heat to attack Danny Granger, as he's got five fouls. One more and he's gone.
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The refs just aren't calling anything for LeBron, as he's gotten knocked in the head the past two plays and nothing has happened.
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Things are getting a little bit chippy here. Could mean good things for the competitiveness of the series
Danny Granger with the block on LeBron James. Not something you see all that often. Impressive defensive move by Granger.
LeBron responds with a nice hook in the paint.
Granger and LeBron have to be separated after the player. Granger brings LeBron almost to the ground and knocks his headband off. Lucky for NBA fans we all got to see LeBron's receding hairline. #ThanksGranger
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Dwyane Wade banks a fade-away in, makes up a little bit for his idiotic foul that let the Pacers extend their lead back to almost double-digits.
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