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    导出博客文章MIAMI -- David West punched two passes from LeBron James away in the final minute, then punched the air. Bud Norris Jersey . He had plenty of reason to celebrate. The Eastern Conference finals are tied, and home-court advantage now belongs to West and the Indiana Pacers. Roy Hibbert scored a post-season career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, West broke up two passes by James for huge turnovers, and the Pacers evened the East title series at a game apiece with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Friday night. "We havent done anything yet," Hibbert said. "We havent closed the series out. We won one game. A lot of us feel we should be up 2-0." Paul George scored 22 points, George Hill added 18 and West finished with 13 for the Pacers, who handed the Heat just their fourth loss in their last 50 games, closed the game on a 13-5 run -- and denied one of the games best playmakers in James twice in the final moments to finish it off. "Theres only like one person thats more scarier than that," Hill said, speaking of James. "And thats, you know, God." The series resumes with Game 3 on Sunday night in Indianapolis. "Its one of the best basketball games Ive ever been a part of," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "It wasnt about LeBron making mistakes down the stretch. He played one of the best basketball games Ive ever seen anybody play. We were just able to make a couple plays late in the game." More specifically, West made a couple plays late in the game. "These are two close, competitive games that can go either way," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We had our opportunities. Enough opportunities." With Indiana up 95-93, West intercepted a pass that James was throwing to Ray Allen with 43 seconds left. Indiana didnt cash in that mistake, instead turning the ball over with a shot-clock violation. So on the next Miami trip, West denied James -- who led all scorers with 36 points -- again. James drove to the right block, spun and tried passing out toward the perimeter. West got his right hand on that pass, knocking it off-course and into the hands of Hill, then extended his hand skyward. The Pacers -- just as they did in the second-round series last year -- knew they were winning Game 2 in Miami. Hill made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to clinch it, and just like that, the series was tied. Game 1, Miami won it with James coming through at the end. Game 2, the Pacers simply took away the MVPs opportunity. "Weve been able to maintain our composure throughout the year," West said. "Thats helped us throughout these playoffs and especially in environments like these." The Heat got 17 points from Chris Bosh and 14 from Dwyane Wade. The Heat led 88-84 in the fourth quarter, only to let the lead, the game and the home-court edge slip away, and James had almost an expressionless look afterward. "Nothing broke down," Wade said. "Hes going to be hard on himself. He saw guys open, but West was able to get his arms out there at the last moment." Lance Stephenson scored 10 for the Pacers. The Heat trailed for virtually all of the games first 30 minutes, then tied the game three times in the third quarter -- but Indiana always had a response. When the game was tied at 60, the Pacers scored seven of the next 10 points. Tied at 67, George quickly had a layup to put the Pacers back on top. Tied at 69, George struck again, this time with a jumper. With 5.1 seconds left in the third, George drove the lane and finished a highlight-reel dunk over Miamis Chris Andersen while getting fouled, the free throw putting the Pacers up by five. James connected on a long 3-pointer to close the quarter, then he and George exchanged a few words afterward and slapped each others hand as if to say, "here we go." Sure enough, the show was just getting started. "We had our chance tonight," Bosh said. Hibbert was creating one problem after another for Miami, so James took it upon himself to challenge him in the fourth. And with about 8 minutes left, he swatted a putback attempt away from the 7-foot-2 Indiana centre, starting a play that ended with Chalmers scoring at the other end to give Miami an 85-84 lead. On the next possession, James tied up a rebound with Hibbert, then won the ensuing jump ball. Not long afterward, Bosh made a 3-pointer and Miamis lead was up to 88-84 -- its biggest of the night. "We just didnt finish the game like were capable of," Spoelstra said. Indiana scored the next five points to reclaim the lead. James three-point play with 3:32 left put the Heat on top 91-89, and Hibbert answered that with a jump hook over the reigning MVP to tie the game for the 10th time. Frantic to the finish, again. And this time it went Indianas way. "Heck of a basketball game, wasnt it?" Vogel asked afterward. If there was any remaining lament from losing Game 1 on the final play of overtime, the Pacers didnt show it. They trailed for all of 15 seconds in the first half, and after neither team held a lead of more than seven in the series opener, Indiana found itself leading by 10 late in the first quarter and by 13 with a minute to go before intermission. Hibbert was either unguarded or unguardable, making six of his eight shots in the first two quarters and getting to the line on the way to a 19-point half. West, Hill and George combined for 27 more before the break, and when Hibbert scored with 1:25 left the Pacers lead was 53-40. The Heat needed less than a minute to erase more than half of that deficit. James made a pair of free throws with 59.1 seconds left, Chalmers had a layup and Mike Miller -- who hadnt taken a shot since May 8, but checked in with 3:23 remaining in the half after Allen and Shane Battier continued to struggle from the outside -- connected on a 3-pointer as time expired, pulling Miami within 53-47 at the break. And when Indiana went up nine early in the third quarter, Miami responded with another burst, this time an 11-2 run highlighted by a spectacular reverse dunk by James and capped by two baskets from Wade, the last of which knotted the game at 60-all. By then, it was clear. Just like Game 1, this one wouldnt be decided until the end. NOTES: South Florida resident Jozy Altidore of the U.S. mens national soccer team was among those in attendance, two days before hes set to report to Cleveland and begin training camp for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Other celebs in the crowd included newly retired football star and Miami Hurricanes great Ray Lewis, Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Rosie ODonnell. ... The Pacers were called for four technicals (one a defensive 3-second) in a 4-minute span of the second quarter. ... Indiana reserve Sam Young sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. ... Indiana was not planning to fly home after the game, instead staying in Miami one more night and avoiding getting back to Indianapolis around 4 a.m. or even later. Red Schoendienst Jersey . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. Cheap Stitched Cardinals Jerseys . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. http://www.wholesalestlouiscardinalsjerseys.com/dexter-fowler-jersey/ . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short. WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Micah Wright returned a punt 67 yards for a backbreaking score and Najee Goode forced a fumble just inside the 20 to halt a last-minute drive and preserve Maines 35-28 win over William & Mary on Saturday.Two fumble recoveries were the difference as the Black Bears (5-3, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) won their fifth straight in a statistically even battle with a surging William & Mary (3-5, 1-4).The Tribe fell behind 28-7 in the second quarter before twice pulling within a touchdown in the tthird. Jedd Gyorko Jersey. Kendell Anderson pulled W&M to within 28-21.Then came the punt return. Wright danced left to evade the first W&M tackler, cut upfield to streak past five defenders and stiff-armed the punter at about the 38 en route to the 67-yard return.A threatening Tribe appeared to have a first down inside the 20 when Goode hit Andrew Caskin and forced a fumble with 39 seconds left. 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