“Beretta shots splatter your goose, scatter ya’ feathers.”
With the bitter taste of Game 1 still on their lips, the Indiana Pacers still flew out of Miami accomplishing what they set out to do. David West poked away two passes from LeBron James in the final seconds to seal a 97-93 victory, evening the series at one game apiece.
The Indiana Pacers can’t worry about the shouldas, couldas and wouldas that came with last night’s victory. The goal was to leave Miami with a victory and they accomplished that. The Pacers received great contributions from Roy Hibbert — who scored a career-playoff high 29 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Paul George scored 22 points and handed out 6 assists. George had an emphatic dunk over Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen — symbolic of his play in the playoffs. George Hill had 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Defensive hero David West had 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Even in defeat, LeBron James was great. The NBA MVP scored a game-high 36 points on 14 of 20 shooting. The most glaring stat for James was his five turnovers. Chris Bosh finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Dwyane Wade had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Game 3 is set for Sunday night in Indiana.
Series tied 1-1.
Nothin’ like rasslin’ on a Saturday Morning.