NBA 2012 Playoffs: Indiana Pacers Gone Fishin’ Recap
Day 27 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs brought only one game on the NBA’s and ESPN’s slate for the third night in a row. Both Los Angeles teams are knocked out of the playoffs. The Thunder and the Spurs await their Western Conference Finals matchup. The Sixers pulled off a win to force a Game 7 heading back to Boston. In the only matchup for the night, the Miami Heat took on the Indiana Pacers in Indiana for Game 6. The Heat led the series at 3-2. Let’s see if the Heat got the job done to close out the series.
(2) Miami Heat vs (3) Indiana Pacers
Quick Breakdown of the Game
The Pacers came out strong in the first period. Danny Granger scored nine points and grabbed two rebounds. LeBron had a good overall first period with seven points, one rebound, and one assist. At the end of one, the Heat trailed the Pacers by seven, 28-21. The Miami Heat came back in the second quarter and they were led by the phenomenal offensive performance of Dwyane Wade. The Heat scored 30 in the second quarter while the Pacers only scored 25. Dwyane Wade went into halftime scoring 26 points, grabbing four rebounds, and picking up two assists. The Miami Heat went off on the Indiana Pacers. The Heat were working their magic on the Pacers on both ends of the floor. The Heat defensive was great and held the Pacers to only 16 points, while on the offensive end, they scored 28. At the end of three, the Heat led the Pacers by 10, 79-69. The fourth quarter was pretty much a back-and-forth play kind of performance. Still, though, the Heat managed to outscore the Pacers by two, 26-24. The Miami Heat closed out the series after winning the game by 12, 105-93.
Indiana Pacers Top Performers
Paul George scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Roy Hibbert scored 12 points on 5-8 shooting. Danny Granger scored 15 points on 6-14 shooting. George Hill scored 18 points. David West led the Pacers with 24 points.
Miami Heat Top Performers
Mike Miller scored 12 points off the bench. Mario Chalmers scored 15 points on 4-7 shooting. LeBron James recorded 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. Dwyane Wade scored 41 points and managed a double-double with 10 rebounds.
What to Dwell On?
How do you like the chances of the Heat taking a second straight trip to the Finals? Choose the opposing team: Celtics or Sixers?