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Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Indiana Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than Miami, throttled the Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Overlooked during the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions, the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Game 4 is Sunday at raucous Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
LeBron James scored 22 -- 16 in the first half before wearing down -- and Mario Chalmers added 25 for Miami. However, Dwyane Wade scored only five on 2-of-13 shooting for the Heat, already missing forward Chris Bosh because of a strained abdominal muscle and not expected to return for this series.
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Four names are read to Roy Hibbert: Joe Alexander, Anthony Randolph, Robin Lopez, Marreese Speights.
"Those are the guys, yeah," Hibbert said.
If the Indiana center ever needs motivation, all he needs to do is look at a list of players taken ahead of him in the 2008 NBA draft. There were 16 guys selected before Hibbert went No. 17 to Toronto and soon was traded to the...
Tim Duncan sent a complimentary text message to Roy Hibbert after the the Pacers' 94-75 victory over Miami.
The Miami Heat are no longer looking ahead to the NBA Finals, as they now face the very real possibility that they might be heading home for the summer after the second round of the Playoffs. The defending Eastern Conference Champions were held to shooting just 37.2% (29-78) from the floor at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night as they dropped game three of their match...
The NBA posted the video above showing Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert dominating the Heat with his size, scoring 19 points and grabbing 18 rebounds.
With Chris Bosh out of the lineup for the Heat, no one has been able to stop Hibbert.
Game 1Pacers 86-95 Heat
Game 2Pacers 78-75 Miami
Game 3Miami 75-94 Pacers
Game 4- Sunday 5/20Game 5- Tuesday 5/22Game 6- Thursday 5/24Game 7- Saturday 5/26
PHILADELPHIA -- The Pacers have exposed the Heat's weakness, and it is not that LeBron James is unwilling to take the last shot or that Erik Spoelstra is overmatched or any of the other explanations thrown at us by pundits who form their opinions after watching only the final 90 seconds of a basketball game. The Pacers have battered the Heat in the last two games of their Eastern...
Last night, Miami Heat star Lebron James didn't exactly appreciate the contact that he received on a late bucket from Indiana's Danny Granger.
After the shot went in, Lebron appears to throw an elbow in the direction of Granger which sparks a confrontation between the two.
The incident would led to both players getting technical fouls for their actions:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Indiana Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than Miami, throttled the Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Overlooked during the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions,...
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Pacers demolish Miami
This was a beat down. Pure and simple. Don't let the halftime tie fool you. The Pacers took control of this game in the second quarter after coming out strong and letting off the gas to go down nine after one quarter. They reversed that in...
The Indiana Pacers won game two of their series with the Miami Heat 78 to 75 Tuesday night. The series is now tied at one and heads to Indiana for game three on Thursday night.
The Pacers leading scores were David West with 16 and George Hill with 15 while Dwyane Wade had 24 and Lebron James had a game high 28 for the Miami Heat.
Many people thought that Miami would easily win...
A little tie up between LeBron James and Danny Granger could be exactly what’s needed to stir up this year’s playoffs. Yes, it was miniscule and didn’t have any implications on the game, but then you see David West and Mario Chalmers getting tangled up and then things start to get interesting.
Preceded by Indiana Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel calling out the Heat for their...