Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/24/13
After a random night off, which are becoming normal in this year’s playoff schedule, the NBA Playoffs resume tonight. The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers meet for Game 2, as the Pacers try to recover from a heartbreaking loss in overtime of Game 1. The Pacers seemed destined to win Game 1 when Paul George hit a leaning, off-balance three pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. A win looked even more in the cards, when a phantom foul call was made on Dwyane Wade against George, and George sank three free throws with 2.2 second remaining to put the Pacers up 1. But then, Frank Vogel had a brain fart, leaving his huge 7’2 Roy Hibbert on the bench. Then George made matters worse when he completely overcommitted on LeBron James, giving him a free path to the basket and the game winning layup. Prior to this series, some pundits were predicting Heat in 5, which I thought to be total nonsense. The Pacers have clear matchup advantages with David West and Hibbert, and they exploited those nicely in Game 1. However, West needs to do a better job of staying out of foul trouble as that hampered him in the second half. I think [...]
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