With Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference on the line, the Miami Heat buckled down and the duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade delivered. Both superstars went on attack mode in the fourth quarter to carry their team to the 87-83 win over the Indiana Pacers. They sparked a 12-2 rally that was instrumental in securing the victory. The Pacers were in a good spot in fourth period, up until Wade and James went on their scoring frenzy.
Both teams wanted this win badly and the players fought hard for every possession. Indiana’s Paul George even blacked out briefly after taking a knee and a leg to the head during a collision with Miami’s Dwyane Wade as George was diving for a loose ball.
“I blacked out as soon as it happened and then … however much time was remaining, I was just blurry,” said George.
The Pacers were led by Lance Stephenson, who tied a career playoff-high with 25 points. He also grabbed six rebounds and handed out seven assists. Center Roy Hibbert finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points while taking down 13 boards. Paul George, despite his possible concussion, managed to end the game with 14 points and six assists.
James and Wade were the only Heat starters to score in double figures, notching 22 and 23 points respectively. Norris Cole contributed 11 points off the bench.