NBA Playoffs throwback: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, 2012, Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Up against the ropes, LeBron James scores 40 points with 18 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the Bosh-less Heat to a game 4 win that tied the series at 2-2. Miami would go on to win the series in 6 games. This game was immediately Fed Ex’d to Springfield.
The rematch starts tonight (finally) at 8:30PM ET on TNT.
Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson combine for three technicals and two ejections after the officials, as Steve Kerr says, “blatantly miss a couple calls in a row.” The game was already out of hand, but it got especially out of hand after Ray Allen completed the extremely rare six-point play.
Keep watching until the end for some Taj Gibson lip-reading fun - I think he says “Forget you, melon farmer!”
NBA Playoffs throwback: Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat, 2011, Eastern Conference finals
Three N-A-S-T-Y Derrick Rose dunks against the Heat including the solved murder of Joel Anthony. We all know the rest of this story. The Heat would go on to win the series in 5 games, and the injured D. Rose has not played in only one playoff game since.