David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, David West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Indiana Pacers evened the Eastern Conference finals with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Friday night.
Normally a buzzer-beating loss to a team that you beat for much of the game would demoralize most squads. But the Indiana Pacers say they’re even more confident heading into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite being down 1-0 in the series to the Miami Heat.
As soon as NBA MVP LeBron James hit the game winning layup in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, analysts and commentators began blasting away at Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel for not having center Roy Hibbert on the court at the end of the game.
The Miami Heat took a 1-0 lead in the best of seven Eastern Conference Finals over the Indiana Pacers in a thrilling Game 1 victory. But the game wasn’t without some really ugly play from both teams.
LeBron James made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
It’s been one-year in the making, but the Eastern Conference Finals will match up the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat starting Wednesday night. Both teams are ready for the matchup and there certainly isn’t any love lost between the two squads.
If the New York Knicks can pull it together they will move on to face either the Miami Heat or the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.
There’s only one opponent the Miami Heat haven’t beaten this season, and it’s also the last one to defeat them – well over a month ago.
Indiana did it again Friday night. And this time, the Pacers beat Miami at its own game.