NBA playoffs: Pacers cruise to Game 1 win over Heat
INDIANAPOLIS — Striking first was vital for the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals against the two-time defending champion Miami Heat.
That is why forward Paul George and the Pacers wanted the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference so badly. Memories of a Game 7 loss to the Heat on Miami’s home court in the 2013 conference finals stung badly.
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