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INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana canada goose coats on sale Pacers treated the two time defending champion Miami Heat like just everybody else.
Following a familiar script Tuesday night a less than perfect first half, a dominant third quarter and solid defense throughout the Pacers buy canada goose jacket cheap defeated the Heat 90 84.
The Pacers (19 3) were behind at halftime for the 12th time this season, and they rallied to win for a 10th time in those games. This one was bigger, though, as it was against their linked website nemesis.
means a lot, Pacers forward Paul George said. us to not get too down about the game and come in still focused to win a big game says a lot about how mature canada goose deals this group is and how focused we are. The Pacers chose not to make too big a deal about the win, canada goose clearance sale in part because of a rematch in Miami on Dec. 18, and in part because they expect to win these games now.
act like we been there before, Hibbert said. the biggest thing. We not going to be running around chest bumping and stuff like that. We have the best record for a reason. It not like it was three years ago where if you got a win like this, it was the highlight of our season.
Miami forward LeBron James, who entered the game as the canada goose store league No. 2 scorer, was held to 17 points on 6 for 16 shooting. He added 14 rebounds and six assists. Guard Dwyane Wade added 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting for the Heat (16 6).
Pacers coach Frank Vogel gave George Canada Goose online credit for bothering Miami biggest stars.
do what he did, scoring 15 points in the second half while guarding LeBron James, and then Dwyane Wade while LeBron was out, was a special performance, Vogel said.
Miami finished with season lows in scoring and 3 point percentage (.190).
a very good defensive team, and they Canada canadagoosejackets7v Goose Parka got us into some quick shots, shots that aren necessarily our ideal game, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. stuck not moving the ball, and that a credit to their defense.
The game was tight heading into the fourth quarter. Watson went behind his back at full speed on the break to Canada Goose Jackets get past Heat guard Norris Cole before Canada Goose sale finishing with a layup. James missed at the other end, then forward Luis canada goose black friday sale Scola scored to give the Pacers a 78 72 lead and force the Heat to canada goose replica call timeout with 6:19 to play.
A 3 point shot by George pushed Indiana lead to 81 72, and the Pacers remained in control from there.
Miami led 47 40 canada goose clearance at halftime, but Indiana did its usual third quarter 2018 canada goose outlet damage. Pacers guard Lance Stephenson opened the second half with a 3 pointer to trim Miami lead to four, and Hibbert followed with a hook to cut it to two. A Canada Goose Outlet few minutes later, Pacers guard George Hill 3 pointer tied canada goose outlet store locations it at 55. Hibbert three point play gave Indiana a 58 57 lead midway through the third quarter, the Pacers first advantage of the game.
George hit two 3 pointers to extend Indiana lead to 68 62, and Indiana was up canada goose 68 canada goose outlet toronto factory 64 after three periods. George finished with 12 points and three assists in the third quarter as the Pacers outscored the Heat 28 17. James scored two points on 1 for 4 shooting in the third.
The Heat led 40 29 before George got on the scoreboard with 3:54 left in the first half. The Pacers, outplayed most of the half, cut into their deficit when Stephenson scored and was fouled with 4.2 seconds left in the second quarter. He made the free throw to trim Miami lead to 47 40 at the break.
George finished with two points in the first half on 0 for 4 shooting from the field.
His second half was typical of how he has played after halftime this season.
think I was looking to make plays a little bit too much when plays weren available (in the first half), George said. half, I just allowed (myself) to just buy into what the defense was giving me. I wasn going to press, I wasn going to force anything, I was just going to let the game come to me. My teammates did a good Canada Goose Online job of finding me.
Now, the Pacers, rather than celebrating, will focus on doing what they are doing more than any other team winning.
just going to move on, Hibbert said. want canadian goose jacket the No. 1 seed, we want to have home court advantage in the playoffs, and we take every game seriously. Every Canada Goose Coats On Sale game is a must win for us.
NOTES: Pacers F Danny Granger buy canada goose jacket remains inactive due to a strained left calf. He has not played this season, but he is expected to play Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats.. Singer/actor Justin Timberlake was at courtside. He has cheap Canada Goose a concert scheduled for Wednesday in Indianapolis.. The Pacers went 3 2 on a grueling road trip that included wins over the Los canada goose coats Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs.. Pacers F David West grabbed his 5,000th career rebound in the first quarter.