|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 2, 2013 at 12:10 AM|
That play above could have been huge for the Heat if the refs bowed down to Lebron and the Heat. Thankfully the refs made the right call. Hibbert went straight up. The issue that I have with the call? They usually call that the other 9 out of 10 times. In reality that's the right move and not a foul. But the refs usually call that a foul especially if James is the player going up. They need to be more consistent with the call. The Pacers almost let go of a 17 point lead mid-way through the 4th. Wade and Bosh are again non factors. Wade is hopefully dealing with some karma. Wade only scored 10 points and he missed a lot of easy shots.Wade's playoff points per game is 13.9 compared to 21 per game during the regular season.
Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Paul George finished with 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers forced a deciding game in the Eastern Conference finals with a 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
MVP: Roy Hibbert. The big fella finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Even though he only blocked one shot, his defense was instrumental. He altered and prevented countless opportunities in the lane.
That was ... quite the turnaround: David West went 0-for-7 in the first half, but he overcame an upper respiratory infection to make 5 of his 7 second-half shots, and scored 8 points in the decisive fourth quarter.
X factor: LeBron's supporting cast pull a no-show. Heat players whose jersey does not say "James" on the back finished 16-51 (31.4 percent) from the field.
And yes another flop by James.
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