Pacers top Heat 97-93 to even series
The Indiana Pacers have evened the Eastern Conference finals in Miami.
Indiana beat the Miami Heat 97-93 in Game 2. Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Paul George added 22 points.
"I just can't believe how much that kid keeps growing and growing and growing," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said of George after Game 2. "He makes the extra pass always, finishes at the rim. They're just confidence building-plays."
LeBron James had 36 points to lead all scorers.
"I love challenges and going up against LeBron, it's no better stage," George said. "For me, it's an opportunity to come out, let the world know who I am, the team, and let the world follow this organization."
George Hill added 18 and West finished with 13 for the Pacers, who handed the Heat just their fourth loss in their last 50 games.
The Pacers led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter. They outscored Miami 13-5 down the stretch after the Heat took an 88-84 lead in the fourth quarter.
The Pacers lost Game 1 in overtime on Wednesday night after tying the game late in regulation and taking the lead with 2.2 seconds remaining in overtime. LeBron James made a layup as time expired to give the Heat a 1-0 series lead.
Game 3 is Sunday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.