The Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat need seven games to decide who will join the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals; game 7 seven of the Eastern Western conference will be this Monday at 8:30 PM ET at the American Airlines Arena.
The Pacers gave a stunning punch on game 6 beating the Heat 91-77 and leaving Miami witht he least amount of points scored all season.
“Myself and David (West), we throw ourselves in the fray, in the paint. We like to muck it up,” Roy Hibbert said. “Paul and myself, we wanted to make sure we got this for him as well. We didn’t want this to be our last game.”
“Roy Hibbert is making extraordinary plays in the pocket, poise in the pocket we call it,” coach Frank Vogel said. “He’s getting paint catches and just having great poise, great reads. He’s not plowing over guys. He had a charge in Game 5 but has been under control.”
The Heat played without Chris Andersen due to suspension and were outrebounded and outplayed by the Pacers.
“Explain it? You seen it. It was total domination by the Pacers in the third,” James said when asked what happened to the league’s most dominant team on Saturday. “They made a lot of shots, we didn’t get too many stops, and we missed some very, very easy shots.”
The Pacers are 2-3 all-time in Game 7s (all on the road), with wins over the Knicks and Celtics. LeBron James is 1-2 all-time in Game 7s.
The NBA odds have the Heat as 7 point favorite for game 7.