HEAT 87 – 83 PACERS | SERIES TIED 1-1
Defense wins championships…and so does LeBron and Dwayne Wade. The dynamic duo stole the show last night and proved once again why when they are hot, they can’t be stopped. They were the “The 100 Million Dollar Men” as Heat Guard Norris Cole put it. LeBron, calm as a cucumber, even with just 4 points halfway through the 2nd quarter, went into attack mode in the 4th quarter and added 12 points to his 22 that he would finish the game with. Though his 12 points in the 4th helped Miami avoid a 0-2 hole, LeBron’s defense was the key to the game when he wasn’t scoring. LeBron finished with 3 blocks and 2 steals that led to transition scores for the Heat and eventually their run in the 4th quarter.
LEBRON JAMES | 22 POINTS, 7 REBOUNDS, 6 ASSISTS, 2 STEALS, 3 BLOCKS
The Heat will now head back to Miami feeling good that they were able to steal one on the road as the 2 seed for the first time against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. They will look to capture 2 home wins and go up in the series 3-1 before heading back to Indiana for Game 5. The Heat have gone on to win the last 4 series in which they lost Game 1, including winning 4 games straight in 3 of those 4.
LeBron and D-Wade Torch the Pacers in the 4th Quarter of Game 2
Best of Phantom: Heat vs Pacers Game 2
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