LeBron James, Heat best Pacers with last-second heroics
Ever since he joined the Miami Heat, LeBron James has delivered the clutch shot time after time, and in game one of the Eastern Conference finals, he did it again. With his team down two points with just seconds left, James took the inbound pass and drove straight to the hoop to give the Heat a 103-102 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers.
The wild final moments in Miami were fitting given the game's action up to that point. Pacers star Paul George hit a deep three-pointer to send the game to overtime, and then he gave his team the lead late in the extra period after a questionable foul was called on another wild shot. Despite the big shot, which put the Heat one game closer to their third-straight NBA Finals appearance, after the game he kept everything in perspective.
"We're excited about the win," James told The Associated Press. "But we have to get better going into game two."
James' last-second shot got much of the attention, but he had been impressive all game. He finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.