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Pacers’ Paul George hits the three to send Game 1 vs. Heat into overtime (VIDEO)

May 22, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

At the beginning of this possession, it looked like Paul George of the Pacers made a huge mistake by not raising up for the shot when he first received the ball at the top of the arc.

As the seconds ticked away and with the Pacers down three, things seemed to be breaking down to the point where they weren’t likely to get a better look than the one George decided to pass up.

Then, after he flipped the ball to David West, George used him as a screener, came around and got it back before elevating for the deep three-pointer over a flat-footed LeBron James that went through the net with 0.7 seconds remaining.

  1. goodfellas17 - May 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Pacers coach didn’t help the young team out at all. Take Roy out? Let James get ball? That was your TO strategy? Should have sub West coach. He missed two FT and two easy shots in OT. But instead you pulled Roy.

    • fanofevilempire - May 23, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      Heat one – Pacers zip, zero, zilch.
      oh boy!

      • stlouis1baseball - May 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        Some basketball 101 for you.
        If one team plays textbook man-to-man defense…moves their feet well and doesn’t slap they typically don’t foul as much.
        If one team doesn’t play solid defense…doesn’t move their feet and slaps and reaches…they typically have more fouls called on them.
        Compounding matters…
        If the team playing solid D’ ALSO is the aggressor on Offense and takes the ball to the hole consistently they typically draw far more fouls.
        If the team that plays sloppy D’ ALSO stands outside and shoots jumper after jumper they typically receive fewer foul calls. You know…cause’ they play like they are standing in wet cement.
        These things result in Team ‘A’ taking far more FT’s than Team ‘B.’
        To ensure you grasp this fully…
        I will point out that team ‘A’ is the Pacers and team ‘B’ is the Knicks.
        You are welcome for this helpful piece of basketball knowledge.

  2. melkipershero - May 23, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    First off Paul George was stone cold clutch

    Second, after Lebron burned them once with Hibbert out, why on EARTH would Vogel pull him again in that situation? Horrible coaching move

    Lastly, love Lebron’s reaction. He just looked like hes been there before. Great game. Cant wait until Friday.

    • tuberippin - May 23, 2013 at 3:51 AM

      Roy Hibbert’s face at the end of that video…

  3. acdc363 - May 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Incredible game. Lebron was sensational!

  4. melkipershero - May 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Interesting question. When was the last game winner with a triple double?

  5. boondocksaint224 - May 23, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Credit to the Pacers to get it to OT, but they really choked this one away. West bricked 2 free throws, then missed a wide open shot which turned into a transition layup for Wade, then up three, they allowed two offensive boards in one play and gave an and-1 to Bosh to tie it, then kept Hibbert on the bench while LeBron got two LeBron layups to win it.

    Game 2 likely won’t be this close or messy. They had better figure something out quick.

  6. rodge1 - May 23, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    LeBron is the true MVP

    • 1972sxwife - May 23, 2013 at 7:23 AM

      On PEDs. Lol!!!

  7. mrsingh24 - May 23, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    When is LeBron going to get fined for flopping? But what a great play by him in the end. Heartbreaking loss for the Pacers.

  8. amehta256 - May 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Lebron did what an MVP should do and he also bailed out Wade who made a terrible foul at the end.

  9. canehouse - May 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    This series is gonna be a grudge match… not in the overall physical and violent sense… just two very good teams (maybe one just a little better) getting after it! Gonna be fun!!!

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