Miami, FL (Sports Network) - With the game on the line, All-Stars LeBron James
or Dwyane Wade didn't take the final shot for Miami, and Indiana held on to
even their Eastern Conference semifinal series after two games.
David West scored 16 points and George Hill added 15, including a big free
throw with 14.1 seconds left, as the Pacers earned a 78-75 victory Tuesday
Roy Hibbert made 1-of-2 free throws with 32 seconds left to give the Pacers a
77-75 lead. Wade then spun around Hill to the left, but a layup attempt came
With 14.1 seconds left, Hill made his first attempt from the charity stripe at
the other end, but the second clanked off the rim and the ball was deflected
to the other end of the court. Hill tried to save the ball in bounds, but
stepped on the end line, giving Miami possession with 8.3 seconds to go.
A three-point try from Mario Chalmers hit off the rim and time expired.
James had 28 points and Wade scored 24 for the shorthanded Heat, who shot just
The Heat captured the opener on Sunday with a 95-86 triumph, but lost forward
Chris Bosh to a lower abdominal strain. Miami will likely not have Bosh back
for the remainder of this series.
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series will be in Indianapolis on Thursday.
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