UPDATE: 4/28 11:31pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul George scored 31 of his 37 points in the second half Wednesday night and almost single-handedly kept the Indiana Pacers alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 93-90 victory over the Miami Heat.
The Pacers still trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 will be played Friday night in Miami.
It took a frantic effort just to extend the series, even with the foul-plagued LeBron James held to just seven points in 23 minutes. Chris Bosh led the Heat with 20 points missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing seconds.
Indiana turned a 50-41 deficit into a 64-57 lead after three, then led by as much as 11 in the fourth. But Miami's last-ditch rally made it 91-90 with 16 seconds to go before Indiana held on.
MIAMI (AP) — Frank Vogel is keeping things very simple for his Indiana Pacers right now, after the Miami Heat put them in a very difficult position.
With the Heat leading the Eastern Conference finals 3-1, Vogel says the only thing he wants the Pacers focused on is winning Game 5 and extending their season on Wednesday night.
Indiana has lost three straight, and Pacers star Paul George says his team was victimized by "home cooking" by referees because the Heat had a 2-to-1 edge in free throws taken during Game 4 on Monday night.
Vogel says he had no problem with what George said or how he said it. He also declined Tuesday to specifically discuss officiating and says he's telling his team to simply focus on what it can control.
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APNP Tue, 27 May 2014 17:08:56 GMT<
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