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What happened: A regular-season loss at Indiana woke up the Miami Heat. Maybe the same has happened with a playoff defeat to the Pacers.
After falling Feb. 1 at Indiana, the Heat reeled off 27 straight regular-season wins. On Sunday night, they bounced back from a Friday home loss to wallop the Pacers, 114-96, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
It was the best game of the playoffs for the Heat, who took a 2-1 series lead. Yes, theyve won games by more points, including 37 over Chicago in an East semifinal, but the injury-riddled Bulls were not nearly as competitive as the Pacers have been.
LeBron James led the Heat with 22 points and Dwyane Wade added 18. David West led Indiana with 21 points and Roy Hibbert had 20 points and 17 rebounds. But Hibbert shot just 4 of 12 from the field.
The Heat, who committed a meager five turnovers, broke the game open in the second quarter to take a 70-56 halftime lead. The Pacers cut the lead to seven in the ...
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MIAMI -- Indiana center Roy Hibbert wasn't thrilled with being benched late in Game 1 against Miami. So what did he do?He went back to his hotel room and ordered room service. Then he announced he would be fielding questions on Twitter until his food arrived in 40 minutes.Hibbert patiently answered nearly 100. Even some that weren't exactly flattering"You clumsy as ...
The Indiana Pacers evened the series against the Miami Heat last night for a host of reasons, but one centers around Roy Hibbert and the mismatch against the Heat front line. The Heat have no answer for a classic center like Roy Hibbert, and he creates all sorts of problems for them when he stays out of foul trouble.
Now, this wouldn’t matter as much if the Miami shooters were...
After getting blasted for not having Roy Hibbert in at the end of Game One you have to think that Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel would be sure and have one of his best players in at a crucial moment of the game.
Like in Game Three when the Miami Heat were building a pretty healthy first half lead, but instead Hibbert was no where to be seen. He did return to the game, and...
Indiana dropped Sunday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat, 114-96. The Pacers were just…
The Indiana Pacers evened their Eastern Conference finals series with the Miami Heat Friday night with a 97-93 victory in Game 2. Pacers forward/guard Paul George, who scored 22 points and had six assists, credits playing as a team and not relying on one guy for the win. “Take nothing away from their
It's been a rough Eastern Conference Finals playoff series so far for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. So far against the Miami Heat, Hibbert has been benched in crunch time and kneed in the groin. In the third quarter of Game 3 on Sunday, Mario Chalmers used Hibbert's head to save the ball from going out of bounds by intentionally bouncing it off of his opponent's...
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This was huge...
Home court advantage is now with the Indiana Pacers. Roy Hibbert had 29 points and Paul George had 22 as the Pacers took a lead early in Miami against the Heat and held on for the 97-93 win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
"We haven't done anything yet," Hibbert said post-game. "We haven't closed the series...
Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers showed some quick thinking on this play to keep the possession in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals. Though, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert probably didn’t appreciate Chalmers creativity too much.
Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, David West knocked away two passes
by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the
Indiana Pacers evened the Eastern Conference finals with a 97-93
victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Friday night.
After watching Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the general public seemed to come away with the assumption that the Pacers had thrown their best punch at Miami. Although the Heat didn’t play their best game by far, Miami still walked away with the “W”. LeBron was not going to pick up two quick first quarter fouls ever again, and Indiana would not get a performance like...
MIAMI (AP) -- David West's right hand helped the Indiana Pacers grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals.
Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Pacers evened the East title series with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the series on Friday night.
NBA.com’s David Aldridge has a fantastic column on how Larry Bird built the Indiana Pacers:
It was Bird that traded for Roy Hibbert on Draft night in 2008, a center prospect considered so slow and so heavy that other teams picking just ahead of Toronto — which took Hibbert with the 17th pick and then sent him to Indiana — didn’t even have Hibbert on their boards.
It was Bird...
Western Conference Finals
San Antonio has reminded everyone that they are to be taken
seriously after jumping ahead of the Grizzlies 2-0 in the Western Conference
Finals. Memphis has been the
Cinderella story thus far but looked shell shocked in game one.
The Spurs jumped out 31-14 in the first quarter and never
looked back. Memphis ended up
losing 105-83 because...