Pacers level East series with Heat
MIAMI - Agence France-Presse
AFP PhotoDavid West scored 16 points and George Hill had 15 as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Miami Heat 78-75 on May 15 to even their Eastern Conference second round series at one game each.
Hill also nailed a key free throw with 14.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Pacers a 78-75 lead. Earlier Roy Hibbert made one of his two free throws with 32 seconds left to put the Pacers up 77-75.
“We can’t celebrate over this,” West said. “We didn’t want to win just one game. We want to win the series.”
LeBron James finished with 28 points and Dwyane Wade scored 24 for the Heat, who shot just 34.6 percent from the floor.
Game three of the series will be in Indianapolis tonight.
Meanwhile, Tim Duncan finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds as San Antonio cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92 in game one of the Western Conference semifinals, extending the Spurs’ win streak to 15 games.
Game two will be in San Antonio tonight.