What better way to complete a rally than a three-pointer from the least-expected source? David West and the Indiana Pacers did just that Wednesday night as the power forward hit an incredible last-minute shot to put away the Miami Heat in a stunning 84-83 win.
Leading 81-80 with less than a minute in regulation, West took the in-bounds pass and went legend-mode for a second there:
That completed a furious comeback by Indiana after an 8-0 run by the Heat put them up 76-72 with just minutes to go.
West only had 13 points, but those final three were as sweet as they come. The Heat's last strong stretch came in the minutes after Lance Stephenson's ejection, which came following a little tattling by Dwyane Wade:
Rebounding from the initial post-ejection stumble, Indiana found its footing and rallied for the win.
LeBron James, despite losing, was simply electric for Miami on a night when most of his teammates went quiet. The Heat star shot 11-of-19 from the field and hit 14-of-15 free throw attempts en route to 38 points despite having the Pacers' defense zone in on him throughout the game. Practically nobody else could command attention on the Heat's offense, leaving LeBron to shoulder the load himself.
He did just that, attacking the rim with recklessness as little else worked. There's no debate about who kept Miami in this game.
Indiana is now three games ahead of Miami for the top seed in the East after the win.