Pacers vs. Heat Game 2, NBA Playoffs 2013: LeBron James' late turnovers lead to 97-93 Indiana win

Mike Ehrmann

LeBron turned the ball over twice in the final 45 seconds, leading to a huge Game 2 win for Indiana.

The Indiana Pacers evened up the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night with an impressive 97-93 road victory over the Miami Heat. Two late turnovers from LeBron James were the difference.

After George Hill hit two free throws with 48 seconds remaining, the Pacers took a 95-93 lead. LeBron turned the ball over with a poor cross-court pass, although Indiana was unable to capitalize after being called for a shot clock violation.

On the following possession, LeBron turned the ball over again with a bad pass attempt through the lane. Hill went to the line with 8.3 seconds after being intentionally fouled and sunk both shots, giving the Pacers a four-point lead. Chris Bosh missed a desperation three-pointer in the closing seconds, icing the win for Indiana.

Unlike in Game 1, Roy Hibbert was on the floor for nearly the entire fourth quarter. LeBron wasn't able to get any easy layups.

After posting a triple-double in Game 1, James went for 36 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in Game 2. He turned the ball over five times.

The Pacers did a nice job of controlling the pace throughout the entire game, leading by as many as 13 points midway through the first half. Playing in front of a hostile crowd in Miami, they simply made more shots down the stretch when they needed them the most.

Hibbert was dominant in Game 2, scoring 29 points and bringing down 10 rebounds while continuing to play strong defense on the other end. Paul George had a handful of highlight reel dunks on his way to 22 points and six assists, while Hill chipped in with 18 points and numerous clutch free throws.

Dwyane Wade had another solid-yet-unspectacular night with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Bosh ended his night with 17 points and five boards. Chris Andersen continued to provide a spark off the bench with seven points and a blocked shot in just 15 minutes on the floor.

Game 3 of the series now shifts to Indianapolis. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday night. TNT will continue to handle the television coverage.

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