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Pacers steal Game 2 from Heat, 97-93

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) hangs from the basket after dunking the ball during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) hangs from the basket after dunking the ball during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Indiana Pacers forward David West (21) attempts a basket over Miami Heat defender Chris Bosh (1) during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Indiana Pacers forward David West (21) attempts a basket over Miami Heat defender Chris Bosh (1) during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks to pass the ball as Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) and forward Paul George (24) defend during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks to pass the ball as Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) and forward Paul George (24) defend during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

  • Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) shoot the ball as Miami Heat center Chris Bosh defends during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) shoot the ball as Miami Heat center Chris Bosh defends during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel signals to his team during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Miami Heat, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel signals to his team during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Miami Heat, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra wipes his face during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra wipes his face during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Former NFL player Ray Lewis, right, and his son Ray Lewis III watch the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Former NFL player Ray Lewis, right, and his son Ray Lewis III watch the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) hangs from the basket after dunking the ball during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Indiana Pacers forward David West (21) attempts a basket over Miami Heat defender Chris Bosh (1) during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks to pass the ball as Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) and forward Paul George (24) defend during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
  • Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) shoot the ball as Miami Heat center Chris Bosh defends during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel signals to his team during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Miami Heat, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra wipes his face during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Former NFL player Ray Lewis, right, and his son Ray Lewis III watch the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI – David West’s right hand helped the Indiana Pacers grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals.

Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Pacers evened the East title series with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the series last night.

Paul George scored 22 points, George Hill added 18 and West finished with 13 for the Pacers, who handed the Heat just their fourth loss in their last 50 games.

The series resumes with Game 3 tomorrow night in Indianapolis.

James scored 36 points for the Heat, who got 17 points from Chris Bosh and 14 from Dwyane Wade. The Heat led 88-84 in the fourth quarter, then were outscored 13-5 the rest of the way.

And West was the biggest reason.

With Indiana up 95-93, West intercepted a pass that James was throwing to Ray Allen with 43 seconds left, but the Pacers didn’t even get a shot off on the ensuing possession. In fact, Indiana may have gotten a bit lucky that the shot clock expired with the ball rolling around – if Wade had collected the ball in time, he had Mario Chalmers all alone at the other end in position to almost certainly tie the game.

On the next Miami possession, James drove to the right block, spun and tried passing out toward the perimeter.

He released the ball, and West got his right hand on it to knock it off-course.

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