The series will shift to Indiana for Game 3 on Sunday.
Miami, FL (Sports Network) -
The Indiana Pacers gave away a golden opportunity when their stout defense crumbled down the stretch of Game 1.
LeBron James had the chance to be a hero again on Friday, but Indiana forced the Heat superstar into back-to-back turnovers late to secure a 97-93 victory over Miami in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Roy Hibbert, who was on the bench when James provided the game-winning layup in the series opener, put fourth a dominating performance by supplying the Pacers with a team-best 29 points and 10 rebounds.
To Hibbert, or not to Hibbert
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
On Thursday morning, everyone with a basketball opinion stated it about Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel's decision to keep center Roy Hibbert on the bench during the closing sequence of the Miami Heat's Game 1 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals.
LeBron James cruised to the hoop for an uncontested layup to win the game as time expired. Hibbert was in a chair watching, despite being third in the postseason in blocked shots and finishing fourth during the regular season.
Let's examine every possible scenario, or explanation about whether Hibbert should or should not have been in the game.