May 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3), Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24), and Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) rest during a pause in action during the fourth quarter in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Miami 93-90. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Heat At Pacers Final Score: George Goes Off For 37 As Pacers Beat Heat, 93-90

The Pacers snuck away with a Game 5 win, defeating the Heat 93-90, to push the Eastern Conference Finals to 3-2 in favor of Miami.

The First Quarter got off to a shaky start, with the Pacers jumping out to a 22-16 lead. Paul George scored six points in the period for Indiana, while Chris Bosh scored five points for Miami. Of more importance, was the fact that LeBron James got into early foul trouble, picking up two quick and questionable fouls.

The Heat regained their rhythm and took the Second Quarter 26-11, to take a 42-33 lead at halftime. Ray Allen scored 10 points in the quarter for the Heat. Luis Scola scored six points in the period for the Pacers. Again, James picked up another quick foul with six minutes left in the quarter for his third.

The Pacers offensive came alive in the third, winning the quarter 31-15, to take a 64-57 lead into the final frame. George scored 10 points in the quarter, including a three-pointer to beat the buzzer. Rashard Lewis added six points in the period. Exactly like the First Quarter, James picked up two quick fouls and was forced to sit for most of the quarter.

The Heat outscored the Pacers in the Fourth Quarter, 33-29, but were unable to grab the win. Bosh scored 11 in the quarter to keep the Heat close, while George scored 21 in the period to lead his team to the win.

In all, for Miami, Bosh scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Dwyane Wade finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Lewis finished with 18 points, as a result of six three-pointers made.

For Indiana, George finished with 37 points and six rebounds. David West scored 19 points and nine rebounds. Lance Stephenson added 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

The outcome of this game could be placed on the foul trouble  of James, but there should also be something said for the 17 turnovers the Heat gave away, which lead to a free 21 points for the Pacers.

The Heat will be headed home for Game 6, which takes place on Friday. The Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 pm.


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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    those fouls called on Lebron… I have Zero issues with them ….as long as the refs are willing to call the same fouls on everyone else

    If i had a million dollars, i would bet the refs would never call those fouls on the 6, 7, or 10th player off the bench, because there would be nothing gained from getting them into foul trouble but a lot would be gained from Lebron on the side lines… That’s why i believed the refs had an agenda coming into the game !

    The Pacers did not force a game 6 , the refs did !…. the NBA clearly didn’t want the Heat sitting around for a week, when there is still cash to be made ! …Who gave the refs their orders the NBA or gamblers, did the refs get cash in some giant brown envolop, a phone call, a text, an e-mail, a wink wink, nudge nudge or in a carefully worded face to face conversation, questions i need answered.

    for all the time Lebron carried this team, it would have been nice for these guys to step up and closed out the game !…. Where was Chalmers, the next time someone says how great chalmers is after making one jump shot, please punch them in the face, this guy never get any heat for being a non show game after game !

    once again the coach with the surf board for a forehead kept Beasley and Jones on the bench while the heat was struggling to score points. the only positive Lewis is in rhythm.

    When Miami had a lead in the first half with Lebron on the bench, losers were saying…. see Lebron has superstars how much more help does he need?…. but after the game when they lose, its ALL on Lebron… lol… When Lebron doesn’t have to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assist and carry the defensive load….. then and only then he will have the help guys like durant has !

    • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

      If LeBron scores 10 points or simply plays 30 minutes of passable defense, the Heat win tonight. If one of their most valuable reserves isn’t sitting with an injury, the Heat win tonight. If Paul George doesn’t hit a half dozen impossible shots in a row, the Heat win tonight. If the officiating doesn’t go distinctly in Indiana’s favor, the Heat win tonight. I don’t know how you can make this an issue about LeBron not having enough help instead of it being about LeBron not being on the court for anyone to help.

      As far as the fouls go… foul 2 was a terrible call. Foul 3 was a missed call, but I understand it because in real time I thought it was a charge. Foul 4 was ticky tack, but he very definitely did hit Hibbert in the arm as he was gathering to shoot. Foul 5… Foul 5 was LeBron begging the refs to call a foul on him. Fact of the matter is that LeBron really did commit the two fouls that hindered him in the second half. If he plays a little smarter, he probably ends up playing 30+ minutes tonight regardless of any questionable officiating.

      That being said, he made the right play at the end of the game. Bosh is a great corner three shooter, so I have no complaints about that. Sometimes jump shots just don’t fall.

      • Real M-Fing talk !!!

        There was zero excuses for the Heat to lose last night’s game but they did, they should not need Lebron to be their savoir every time, they needed to put on their big boy pants and closed out that game !
        The heat has to play against the Pacers, refs and Erick Spo…
        Please tell me why a 6’10 athletic scoring player is not getting playing time especially with Lebron on the bench, and please do not say his defense…. because i will bring up worse defenders on the team getting playing time…. this series should be over and if Erik had given Beasley serious minutes i am sure he could have made up 3 points ! Mike Brown lived off Lebron and now Erik is doing the same, and do not say he made the playoffs, anyone not named mike brown can make the playoffs in the east…. Erik is no where near a 4 times finals and possibly 3 time championship coach

        • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

          Beasley came in and promptly got completely lost on three defensive possessions in a row. That is why he doesn’t play.

          LeBron didn’t have to be the savior last night. Needing your max contract player to score 10 points isn’t asking him to be your savior.