May 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George (24) is fouled by Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen (11) in the third quarter of game two of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

What I Learned From Game 2...

  • Man, the Indiana Pacers are a tough, tough, team.  After losing to Miami in heart-breaking fashion in Game 1 (especially if your name is Paul George), the Pacers came back from four points down, with around three minutes left, to steal Game 2 from the Miami Heat.  This also means that…
  • We’ve got a series!

    What’s the playoff mantra?   “It’s only a series when the road team wins a game.”  Right?

    If so, the Indiana Pacers just made it a series, by stealing Game 2 in Miami, which means that the Miami Heat need to do everything they can to take a game (if not two) in Indiana.

    Will the Heat be able to?  Absolutely.  In fact my bold prediction is that…

  • Miami will win the next two games in Indiana.  I think we all can agree that the Miami Heat are a better team than the Indiana Pacers.  The Heat have a better starting five (though the Pacers’ starting five is nothing to laugh at) and the Heat also have a deeper bench.  The Heat are also probably pretty pissed off that they lost a playoff home game, especially a home game in the Eastern Conference Finals.  Expect the Miami Heat to come out with some serious intensity and focus, especially after their relatively sloppy play (21 turnovers) in Game 2.  I have a feeling the Heat are about to open a motivated can of whoop-ass on the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 and Game 4.  And the only thing that can stop them is…
  • Paul George.  After essentially losing Game 1 for the Pacers, he definitely showed up in Game 2 with 27 points and one of the best dunks in this series.  One of the few times you’ll ever see somebody just blow by LeBron and then jam it on the Birdman — I remember watching that dunk and simply being astonished.  So let it be officially known that Paul George has just become the newest member of the “Village of NBA Superstardom”.  Shoot, drive, pass, George can do it all — he’s like a poor man’s LeBron, and that’s probably the best compliment a player not named LeBron James can get these days.

 

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