Heat vs. Pacers Game 4 highlights: Remembering that wild 4th quarter


Looking back at a thrilling fourth quarter in the Pacers' Game 4 victory over the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat, 99-92, in a thrilling Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 on Tuesday night to tie the series up at 2-2. The game featured a fourth quarter full of highlights, questionable officiating and some downright craziness.

Let's take a look back at that fourth quarter, including a little bonus from the very end of the third quarter when Lance Stephenson hit a huge three at the buzzer to put the Pacers up seven:

The Pacers appeared to be in control of the game with a nine-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but a huge gaffe by the officials swung the momentum. A Roy Hibbert hook shot appeared to hit the rim and, after a fight for the ball, Tyler Hansbrough was set to put in a layup. But the shot clock never reset and the refs ruled that Hibbert's shot never touched the rim, even though it clearly did. This resulted in a shot clock violation:

The Heat proceeded to go on a 14-2 run to take a three-point lead, but then Paul George did this:

Ray Allen responded to George's circus and-one with a circus shot of his own, burying an off-balance three-pointer with the shot clock running down:

Several minutes later, Hibbert made two huge plays that put the Pacers ahead for good. On the first, Hibbert rebounded an errant shot by George and scored, getting a little help from Stephenson:

The next time down the floor, Hibbert followed up his own miss and converted an and-one, drawing LeBron James' fifth foul in the process:

James answered with a monster three, and it looked like he might will the Heat to victory:

But after a huge driving bucket by Stephenson, the unthinkable happened: James was whistled for his sixth foul for setting an illegal screen. Was it the right call? Judge for yourself:

George turned the ball over on the Pacers' next possession, giving the Heat a last glimpse of hope. But Dwyane Wade was called for traveling, essentially icing the game for Indiana:

With the Pacers' victory, they go back to Miami in the same situation as last year. Will there be a different result this time around? Game 5 is on Thursday.

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