Tip-Off for 5/31/13 (featuring Run DMC): LeBron James spits fire at teammates and rains brimstone on the Indiana Pacers in second half of Miami Heat’s 90-79 victory

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LeBron James saw red at the half and proceeded to push the Indiana Pacers to the brink of elimination.

An infuriated LeBron James tore into his teammates as halftime of Game 5 came to a close. What ensued was a performance worthy of an MVP. Just to back up his words — James outscored the Indiana Pacers 16-13 in a series-altering third quarter. The Miami Heat cruised to a 90-79 victory over the Indiana Pacers and took a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 will be Saturday night in Indiana.

Heat 90 – Pacers 79 – The Miami Heat turned a four-point halftime deficit into a runaway victory placing them one victory away from their third consecutive NBA Finals appearance. The Heat trailed for most of the game before James gave an impassioned speech at the half. Miami used an 16-3 run to blow the game open, outscoring the Pacers 30-13 in the third quarter. Indiana was not as dominant on the glass or in the paint. Paul George and Roy Hibbert dominated the first quarter — combining for all of Indiana’s points. But the Pacers got little help outside of Hibbert and David West as their other frontcourt mates combined for only 13 points. George had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Hibbert had 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. David West added 17 points and 8 boards. George Hill and Lance Stephenson combined for 5 points on 2 for 11 shooting.

Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade scored a combined 17 points on 6 of 15 shooting. Udonis Haslem missed his first shot only to convert his next eight field goal attempts, including 5 in the third quarter. Haslem finished with 16 points in 25 minutes of action. Mario Chalmers added 12 points and 6 assists. LeBron James led the Heat with a game-high 30 points. James also added 8 boards and 6 assists.

Heat lead 3-2.


The Lineup: 

A new exhibit at the NFL Hall of Fame (NFL HOF).

Syria conflict: Rebel reinforcements arrive in Qusair (BBC News).

Fed Ex will deliver when you tell them to (Fed Ex).

At major companies 3.2 percent of the senior execs are African-American (NY Times).

A better look at Roy Hibbert (Inside the NBA).

Test your spelling bee skills (Huff Post).

FBI launches probe into shooting of immigrant in Orlando (CBS).

Consumers cut spending for the first time in nearly a year (Wall Street Journal).

Dominic Woodson joins Memphis recruiting frenzy (The Shadow League).

Was the Fast and Furious 6 worth the wait (The Shadow League).


Happy Birthday to Hip Hop pioneer Daryl McDaniels aka DMC!




One Response to “Tip-Off for 5/31/13 (featuring Run DMC): LeBron James spits fire at teammates and rains brimstone on the Indiana Pacers in second half of Miami Heat’s 90-79 victory”

  1. mapoui says:

    I am tired and fed up with Stephen A Smith. A lil’ bit with Chris Broussard too.

    what a big mouth does Smith have anyway

    how in the hell can Chris Paul be blamed in any way at all for the firing of Vinny Del Negro?

    and why, if he does not have an opinion, must he give on on that firing?

    no matter how that issue is cut Chris Paul is not to be blamed in any way at all. period, no way, nada and nothing

    lets say Chris had no problem with Vinny Del Negro, actually does not know if its best to fire him or keep him, does not know if a replacement would do any better, does not know himself what would take the Clipppers through to the top..and so leaves that decision where it belongs..with management and ownership which is always jealous of their power to name names, hire and fire personnel anyway.

    what the hell is wrong with that?

    why in the hell are they calling Paul’s name in anything and everything?

    ESPN is always making trouble where there should be none