MIAMI FL - FEBRUARY 08: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts up Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers during a game at American Airlines Arena on February 8 2011 in Miami Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this Photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
LeBron James played some of his best basketball last night against the Indiana Pacers. It took his strong performance to even keep the Miami HEAT in the game for the first three quarters. However, James did keep them in and eventually led the way to pull out the W.
The Pacers had a solid all around game for the first three quarters. The second unit of Dahntay Jones, Paul George and Tyler Hansbrough came up huge in the second quarter to really open it up. This wasn't enough as the Pacers still need to figure out a way to pull out close games against the top teams.
The Pacers will try to re-focus and will take on what could end up being a crucial game tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats. Stephen Jackson, Gerald Wallace and the Bobcats will be fighting the Indiana Pacers for the final playoff spot come the end of the regular season and this game will be crucial to give a tie-breaker to one team or the other. I am expecting the Pacers to come out motivated, probably after watching a nice inspirational clip from Coach Vogel, and they won't even need to come from behind in the third quarter. That's my guess...what do you guys think you will see tonight??
After the jump, check out the links of the day...
- Box Score
PACERS: Game Rewind: Heat 117, Pacers 112
Game Rewind has highlights, analysis, notes, quotes and stats from the Pacers-Heat game Tuesday night in Miami.
IndyStar.com | Pacers have nothing to be ashamed of | Pacers Insider blog | The Indianapolis Star
Mike Wells takes a moral victory approach....
Heat's LeBron scores 41 to put end to Pacers' win streak | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
MIAMI -- Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison sat slouched in his chair, staring at the box score between his legs as if he hoped the final score of Tuesday's 117-112 loss to the Miami Heat would magically change in their favor.
Heat escape Pacers
Tim Donahue recaps the loss to Miami looking at the failure to close each quarter let alone the fourth.
Miami Heat gets revenge against Indiana Pacers - Miami Heat - MiamiHerald.com
Miami rallied from 14 points down and needed a fourth-quarter comeback fueled by LeBron James (41 points, 13 rebounds) to get vengeance against Indiana.
Daily Dime - Pacers Get Heat's Attention In Loss - ESPN
According to Brian Windhorst, the Pacers may have lost ... but the Heat were put on notice.
Pacers game might be key to Bobcats' playoff hopes - CharlotteObserver.com
This deep into their season, the Charlotte Bobcats' playoff chances hinge nearly as much on whom they beat as how many they win.
- Game Preview -- NBA.com
NBA PM: Is Jamison Untradeable? - Basketball News & NBA Rumors -
Is Antawn Jamison untradeable? Will Kendrick Perkins sign an extension in Boston? Which rookie is ready to take off for the Pacers?
Notebook: Reggie Miller glad for Ray Allen | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
MIAMI -- Celtics guard Ray Allen is expected to pass Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller's record for career 3-pointers when Boston takes on the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
NBA Fan Night. | NBA.COM
Vote for the Pacers/Heat game next Tuesday to have the game shown on NBA TV.
NBA Power Rankings: Spurs Reign, But Mavericks Are Charging Hard - SBNation.com
The bottom half of this week's NBA Power Rankings feature the Sixers and Pacers fighting for glory.
- Reggie Miller sticks up for small markets - CBSSports.com