George Hill kickstarted a great 48 minute display from the Indiana Pacers, who broke down the Miami Heat defense all night as the Pacers outscored the Heat in every quarter (minus late Miami points in the fourth) en route to a comfortable Game 1 victory. The Pacers shot 51% on the night, clicking offensively and shooting 37 free throws to Miami's 15. The Pacers did this all without a great defensive performance of their own, allowing Miami to also shoot 51%, including 14 easy points from Chris Andersen to go along 27 from LeBron James and 25 from Dwyane Wade.
All five starters reached double figures and played tremendously, led by 24 from Paul George, who had seven assists. Roy Hibbert went to the line throughout the night, going 9-13 as part of his 19 points and nine rebounds. George Hill had 11 first quarter points, scoring 15. Lance Stephenson thoroughly outplayed Wade, scoring 17 points with eight assists. David West 19 points and eight rebounds with C.J. Watson giving the Pacers 11 off the bench.