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Thursday, May 23
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Paul George and Russell Westbrook are both from Cali. They both - obviously - have some interesting taste in podium game clothe
Hibbert on winning basket: "LeBron’s layup was one I think I could have gotten cause he served it up."
Vogel: "I would say we'd probably have (Hibbert) in next time."
Vogel says he put a switching lineup in, hoping to force a jump shot but LeBron got around PG.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, with a shrug, on Hibbert being out: "I took it for what it was. Regardless, we would have run the same play."
Take Hibbert out - tonight and New York - and bad things happen.
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Hibbert, who Vogel has called "the best rim protector in the league," wasn't on the floor for the Heat's final two buckets.
LeBron gets the ball at the left elbow, takes it right to the hoop and lays it in as time expired. Heat win, 103-102.
LeBron scores at the buzzer. Heat win 103-102
In the clutch, Paul George sinks all three. Pacers lead by 1, 2.2 seconds remaining.
After a scuffle with Hill nearly losing the ball, George got it, fired up deep 3-pt. He missed, but was fouled by Wade. 3 shots.
Wade called for a foul on Paul George's 3 pointer. PG to the line for 3 with 2.2 sec lefl
Pulling Hibbert in that situation could not possibly be more wrong.
LeBron gets around Hill, who defended him after a switch. Heat lead by two with 10.8 seconds to go.
Why did Paul and Hill switch on that screen? It's Norris Cole, get through screen. LeBron beats Hill off dribble. Heat 101-99 w 10.8 left
LeBron now has a triple-double: 26 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists. Bosh's and-1 evens the game at 99, 49.7 secs.
Since Pacers trailed 80-77, George has 15 of team's 22 points, including and1 that makes it 99-96 with 2:10 left.
Paul George has gone from being a scapegoat to possibly saving the Pacers tonight. He's up 24 pts after his three-point play. Indy 99-96
Another incredible finish at the rim by Paul George. His and-1 puts the Pacers up three, 2:10 left in OT.
Pacers need to start making free throws. West missed 2 to open OT, now Paul George is at the line for 2. Score still tied at 92
Vogel in the huddle: "I told you in film yesterday you were going to win Game 1, right?"
Vogel in timeout: "I told you in film yesterday we were going to win this game, right?"
Pacers did everything wrong down the stretch but George bails them out with long, off-balance 3, and now I need more coffee.
Allen misses a corner-3 in front of the Heat bench. We're headed to OT. Pacers were 2-3 in extra time during the reg. season.
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Get the "beeping, beeping, beeping, beeping, beeping" out of here. Paul George with a 3 from South Beach to tie score at 92 w 0.7 left
Paul George drills a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to tie the game at 92. Wow!
Help me out here, they get it inbounds, get into West's hands, so that's when you take your last timeout?
Ray Allen, a 93% FT shooter, makes 1-of-2. Pacers have the ball, down 3, with 17.7 seconds.
George misses a fadeaway, then gets caught up in the air and throws it away. Pacers up to 19 giveaways. Miami up two, 18.9 secs left.
Wade gets around Young and lays the ball in with his right hand. Miami up two, Pacers ball -- with 36.3 seconds.
West finishes at the rim to tied the game at 89 with 50.4 seconds left...
Norris Cole reaches up and smacks West in the crotch. Good to know he's learned from Miami veterans.
Norris Cole deserves a fine for that arm to the goods of West. Just not cool.
Paul George connects on a 3pt, pulls the Pacers within one with 3:01 to play. Four Pacers in double figures.
Pacers getting initial stop, but Heat getting second chance opportunities. Down three, Vogel calls timeout.
Interesting that Vogel has Paul George on the bench. PG normally plays the entire fourth quarter when not in foul trouble.
Reggie reports Hill has a jammed toe and suspects that's why he went to the bench early in 4Q.
Pacers and Heat knotted at 72 with 8:23 to play. LeBron up to 23 points.
Has Paul George looked disengaged offensively? Or is he just worn out from defending James?
For such a big, strong man, James sure falls down easily. And dramatically.
Mahinmi with a hard foul on LeBron. LBJ grabbing his elbow.
Pacers did a great job withstanding the Heat's early spurt. IND up 65-64 with one quarter to play. Hansbrough w/ 8pts in the 3rd.
West and Hibbert in foul trouble, Hill and Stephenson playing poor, but Indy still heads into the 4th qtr with a 65-64 lead.
Battier just clotheslined Hansbrough around the neck, yet foul on Tyler. Far too many whistles being blown.
Battier hits Hansbrough in the mouth, so naturally a foul is called on Hansbrough.
West and Hibbert both with four fouls now. Will be an interesting 4th qtr
LeBron is the team spokesman for complaining to the refs after his teammates get called for a foul
It's so obvious I can't believe I'm the first to say it: Miami clearly misses Dexter Pittman.
Vogel in timeout: "Everybody take a deep breath and exhale. We are beating ourselves ... Just stay together and play Pacer basketball."
The Pacers withstood that little flurry by the South Beach boys and lead 58-53.
Pacers need one bench guy to give them quality minutes per game. Tonight, it's Hansbrough, who has 6pts, 3rbs, stl in 8mins of work.
Hill limping after he collided with Hansbrough. Augustin in for him
What's been worse tonight, Lance Stephenson shooting 3's or Udonis Haslem shooting midrange jumpers?
Paul George turns the ball over, complains and Bosh beats him down court for the dunk.
This is not the time to be leaving a physical guy like West in the game with four fouls.
Dangerous zone for the Pacers. Miami with a 12-2 burst to start the half, now ahead by five. Gotta hold it together.
Here's comes the flurry by the Heat. LeBron w 3 pointer off missed free throw and follow to give Miami 49-44 lead.
Vogel must get West out. Cannot risk a fifth foul this early.
Not a good start to 2nd half for Indy. West has 4 fouls and Miami leads
Troubling start to the half for the Pacers. West charged with his 4th foul less than two minutes in...
Pacers have turned it over on their first possession of all three quarters.
Shaq said a bunch of stuff but I really have no idea what it was.
Barkley at halftime: Hibbert was very good, West was spectacular. They just pounded the Heat inside.
Pacers lead the Heat 42-37 at the break. West has 18pts, LeBron w/ 9 - all in the 1Q. West & Stephenson each have 3 fouls.
Pacers head into the half with a 42-37 lead. West w 18 points. Let me know what the TNT boys say at the half
Offensive fouls galore in this one -- this time on Stephenson for putting an arm into Andersen. His third. 25 combined turnovers now.
Lance just picked up his 3rd foul on a nice drive, but he was called for offensive foul for pushing off on Birdman
The Heat are just as sloppy with the ball as the Pacers. The South Florida boys have 13 turnovers.
Battier strikes again with a straight takedown of Hibbert.
Big offensive call there - West's third foul. Pacers ahead 39-34 w/ 2:14 left in the half. 28 of IND's 39 pts from West/Hibbert.
David West just picked up his 3rd foul when Haslem "fell" to the ground. Big blow for Indy. West has 18 pts
Interesting the Pacers have been able to build a lead with virtually nothing from Paul George.
Bosh just picked up hi 3rd foul. He's headed back to the bench.
Lance and LeBron talking after Lance tried to size LBJ up on the perimeter 1 on 1. They're still talking
Lance Stephenson just waved out Ian Mahinmi so he could go 1-on-1 with LeBron. What'd he get? A missed backup 3.
West now 7-of-8 from the floor, more than half (16) of Indiana's 31 points. LeBron's back in, and their lead is just 1.
Not a good sign, the Pacers couldn't get a lead with LeBron and Bosh on the bench. They're both back now. Score tied at 28
It's rare that I agreed with Jim O'Brien, but I give him this, he liked his players to jump stop. That's what Augustin should do.
Just like the regular season, the Heat don't have an answer for David West. Old school has 14 pts on 6 of 7 shooting.
Wade is guarding Sam Young, which means he can play free safety because, well, everybody knows Young doesn't exactly shoot well.
Two random thoughts: I'm feeling Norris' Waldo Faldo high top cut and Birdman was a great pickup for Miami.
>> Vogel after 1st quarter: "Our guys were a little jittery, five turnovers by the first timeout, but we've settled down since then."
Heat lead 22-21 at the end of the 1st. West has 10, LeBron with 9. Both teams shot over 50%; Pacers with 7 giveaways.
Heat end the 1st quarter with a 22-21 lead.
LeBron just picked up his 2nd foul. When is the last time LeBron had 2 fouls in a game, let alone in the 1st quarter, 2008?
First technical foul of the series goes to the Birdman -- Chris Andersen. He got tied up with Hansbrough. And LeBron just picked up his 2nd.
And the chatter has already started. Battier wouldn't let go of Hansbrough arm then Birdman gets involved. Tech on Birdman
Hibbert draws a charge from Battier but also takes a knee to the mid-section. Stephenson now on the bench with two fouls. Game tied at 18.
Very cheap play by Battier on Hibbert on that drive to the basket
Shane Battier with his first, but certainly not last, dirty play of the game, kneeing Hibbert in the groin on a drive.
Battier gave Hibbert a karate kick on his drive. Offensive foul on Battier. Battier thought he was back at Duke driving the lane.