2012 NBA Playoffs: Heat Stumble, Spurs Roll

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Pacers 78 Heat 75
Tied 1-1

The Indiana Pacers battles their way to a 78-75 game 2 victory and are now heading back to the Field House with home-court advantage.

Even with some misses, the Pacers won the free throw contest down the stretch and hung on to win. The recently crowned MVP came up small once again late, missing three free throws down the stretch, including two with 54 seconds left. He also failed to attack the basket with the ball in his hands after a broken play. He instead passed to Dwyane Wade who was forced to take a contested layup which did not go in. Miami still had a chance but Mario Chalmers missed a three as time expired. David West led the Pacers with 16 points and George Hill added 15. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 52 of the Heat’s 75 points. James scored 28 while Wade finished with 24 points.

Game 3 will be on Thursday in Indianapolis.

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Spurs 108 Clippers 92
SA 1-0

The San Antonio Spurs continued their playoff dominance and ran away from the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92 to take a 1-0 series lead.

The Spurs used a third quarter push to take control of the series. The Clippers held Tony Parker to only 7 points but Tim Duncan had a retro performance. Duncan had a massive 26 points and 10 rebounds. Manu Ginobili added 22 points. Eric Bledsoe led the Clippers with 23 points while Chris Paul was held to just 6 points in the loss.

The Spurs will look to take a 2-0 advantage in game 2 on Thursday night.

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