NBA | Miami loses against Pacers to force Game 7, 91-77
The Indiana Pacers exploded in the second half resulting to a 91-77 victory and forced a deciding seventh game in their NBA Eastern Conference final series.
Pacers opened the second half with a 14-3 scoring run, highlighted by Hibbert's drive past Miami center Joel Anthony for a one-handed dunk. Then led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter. Miami whittled the deficit to four midway through the fourth and were down 77-68 when Heat superstar LeBron James drove to the rim guarded by Hibbert.
Paul George led the Pacers with 28 points, Roy Hibbert added 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Indiana held off the reigning NBA champion Heat in the fourth quarter to stay alive in the series.
The Pacers still face a tough task if they want to deny the Heat a return to the NBA finals, with Miami having the luxury of hosting game seven on Monday. The winner of the series will face Western Conference champions San Antonio in the NBA championship series starting on Thursday.
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