victory to steal Game 2 and even the series heading to Indianapolis.two costly turnovers in the final seconds doomed Miami Heat as Indiana Pacers held on in 97-93
As Indiana coach Frank Vogel promised for a comeback before the game, ''Our spirit is very high, very confident. We know we can play with this basketball team.'' And they did not flinched. James unusual turnover came as a result of Indiana stifling defense, but it should have been avoided with extra care by Lebron and a good play from Miami.
Although James contributed 36 points, he seems lost in those final plays as the Pacers wouldn't allow him to score. It wasclutch defense that knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute.
scored 29 points and Paul George added 22 points including a drive past LeBron then posterized Bird Man. But LeBron got even with buzzer beater 3s on George. George Hill scored 18 points and West finished with 13 for the Pacers.
James help wasn't enough for the Heat, with Chris Bosh 17 points and 14 from Dwyane Wade. In the fourth quarter, the Heat were outscored 13-5 the rest of the way.
While Indiana coach Frank Vogel was lambasted by social media after Game 1 when he choose to bench the Pacers center 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert.
In Game 2, social media will castigate Lebron James two costly turnovers and not being dominant same in Game 1. Now the series turns to best of five games as Game 3 is on Sunday at Indiana.