Pacers Manhandle Heat, Take 2-1 Series Lead
All-Star Center Roy Hibbert (pictured left) had a monster game, scoring 19 points and pulling down 18 rebounds. David West scored 14 and grabbed 9 boards as well. Indiana was intent on attacking the paint from the get go. It helped propel them to a dominating 94-75 victory.
Without Chris Bosh in uniform for Miami, Indy wanted to take advantage inside. That helped open up things on the outside for the Pacers.
LeBron James scored 22 and Mario Chalmers had a game-high 25, but the rest of the Heat were anything but hot from the field. Dwyane Wade finished with as many turnovers as points, scoring a measly 5 points on 2-13 shooting.
The Heat continue to miss the presence of All-Star Chris Bosh inside. Hibbert packs the paint on defense, and attacks it on offense. The 7’2 All-Star out of Georgetown was too much for Miami to handle in Game 3.
With the victory, Indiana takes a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 remains in Indy, with tip-off set for Sunday afternoon at 2:30.