Regardless of your team affiliation in the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers series, one thing was agreed on Wednesday night:
Game 1 was a brawl.
For 48 minutes of regulation, both teams delivered punches and took turns going on streaks. No matter how far ahead one team went, the other soon caught up. Miami forward LeBron James was a force all night, racking up a triple-double well before his fateful play.
The game ended and the scores were tied, throwing the exciting game into overtime. The back-and-forth trend continued and after Miami guard Dwyane Wade fouled Indiana forward Paul George on a three-pointer, George sunk all three free throws and brought his Pacers up by one point with 2.2 seconds left.
Then LeBron happened.
James scored a game-winning layup with 0 seconds on the clock to win the game.
-Marty F. Nemec