Late in the fourth quarter LeBron James drove to the right block, spun and tried passing out toward the perimeter. David West got his right hand on that pass, knocking it off-course and into the hands of George Hill, then extended his hand skyward. Apart from the two costly turnovers in the last minute of the game, James was again the hero for the Miami Heat. He’s done everything… the Mike Miller assist, the Roy Hibbert block, the two-handed reverse dunk, the pull-up 3s. But, it will be a pair of turnovers late in the game that will be remembered the most as the Pacers evened the East title series at a game apiece with a 97-93 victory on Friday night. LeBron James’ two turnovers in the final minute were very uncharacteristic. In 125 previous playoff games, he had turned it over a grand total of just seven times in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime! A massive Game 2 gallery awaits you after the jump. Photos via Zimbio, ESPN.
“It can’t happen in that situation, especially being down two points in a big game at home” James said. “I’m very disappointed, of course. That’s the first thing I always look at on the stat sheet is my turnovers and I had two key ones. So I’m very disappointed in my judgment and my plays down the stretch, but I’ll make up for them.” King James is human, after all.