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Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals boiled down to one question:
Was it a foul or wasn't it?
The foul in question was on LeBron James with 56 seconds remaining in a nip-and-tuck game. The key was it was his sixth foul, essentially sealing the Heat's fate in their 99-92 loss to the Pacers to tie the series at 2-2.
Sounds ho-hum but when you take into consideration that this was only the second time in LBJ's lengthy playoff career that he has hit the showers early (Game 4 vs. Boston in 2012 East finals was the other), it sheds some light on why the outrage came so swiftly. But before we go any further let's revisit the play so much in question.
Tough to make that call on a four-time MVP during a four-point game with less than a minute to go. But that's what the refs did. And Twitter lit up with all kinds of responses.
First we have the obvious conspiracy theories.
"I allowed LeBron to be fouled out for Business Reasons" twitter.com/TerryGoldfain...
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LeBron James made a few big plays in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals but they were not enough to get by the Indiana Pacers.
James left the game after fouling out with 56 seconds to go and the game still within reach.
The Pacers took Game 4 99-92 after the Heat rallied late to overcome a seven-point fourth quarter deficit.
Now that the series is split 2-2, there are more...
Contrary to popular belief, it turns out LeBron James can be fined for flopping after all. James drew the Heat’s first flopping reprimand of the season on Friday when he and two Pacers players were each fined $5,000 for flopping in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday. David West and Lance Stephenson also received fines for embellishing contact during Indiana’s...
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Now, this is a blocked shot.
LeBron James tallied a rejection rarely seen outside of video games Tuesday night, swatting a fast break layup attempt by the Pacers’ George Hill right out of the air as Hill tried to dump the ball into the hoop. James did more than just control the shot — he had volleyball-like spiking action going on.
Alas, Hill and the Pacers would get the last...
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Before the start of game four against the Pacers...
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It is never good when the referees deserve mention. Unfortunately, Twitter was all ablaze with some of the questionable calls that affected the final result of Wednesday's Game Four.
Yes there was a clearly blown 24-second shot clock violation called that would have given the Pacers an 11-point lead, but instead kicked off an 11-2 Heat run to tie the game in the fourth quarter...
If people who honestly should know better are this perplexed by a clock, it’s probably a good idea to take their analysis of other things with a grain of salt.
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Following the Pacers’ 99-92 Game 4 victory, Frank Vogel told the media that Lance Stephenson had asked to guard LeBron James prior to the game. You could say the third year player rose to the occasion, not only pouring in 20 points and 5 rebounds himself, but holding the league’s MVP to 24 points on 8-18 shooting as he fouled out for the first time since June 2012.