The Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers last night 114-96 to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference Finals. Game three is set for Tuesday night.
The Heat scored 70 points in the first on 62% shooting from the field.
LeBron James led the way with 22 points. Here’s Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra after the game.
“What we talked about in the locker room was a team win. We just tried to focus on the task of playing one possession at a time and trying to play those possessions well. We had a lot of contributions tonight so it was a good step forward, but we know how competitive this series is. We already have to start putting this behind us and start getting ready for the next challenge, the next battle.”
Notice Coach Spoelstra mentioned “we” a few times?
Here’s Pacers head coach Frankie Vogel:
“Sometimes when you are perfect with your coverages they still find ways to make baskets. We didn’t have a great defensive night. It wasn’t horrible. You have to credit Miami for playing a great basketball game.”