In a series that’s beginning to shape up just like last year’s drama-filled duel between the Heat and Pacers, Indiana defeated the Heat 97-93 at AmericanAirlines Arena to knot the best-of-7 Eastern Conference at 1-1. The 2012 conference semifinals between the two teams was tied 1-1 before the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in Game 3.
Game 3 is on Sunday at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the Heat will need to address some major flaws in its game between now and then if it wants to avoid another stressful series deficit on the road. Pacers center Roy Hibbert dominated the Heat inside in Game 2, scoring 29 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Indiana shot 50 percent from the field; Miami shot 46.6 percent.
Source: Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald Pacers Dominate Heat, Get Split In Game 2 by Blake Bass