Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Heat Move James, Roll Past Pacers; NBA PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Heat Move James, Roll Past Pacers; NBA PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP

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Miami put LeBron James right in the middle of the action Sunday night, and this time, the Indiana Pacers didn't have an answer for him or his Miami Heat teammates. By moving James inside to the post, the visiting Heat won the scoring battle in the paint, kept Indiana at arm's length and pulled away for a 114-96 victory and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

"I made a conscious effort to get down in the post tonight, to put pressure on their defense," James said. "The coaching staff wanted me to be down there tonight, and my teammates allowed me to do that."

James rebounded from the two late turnovers that cost Miami in Game 2 by scoring 22 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists. Hours after Miami's Dwyane Wade learned he would only be tagged with a flagrant foul from Game 2 and not a suspension, he finished with 18 points, eight assists and four rebounds. Chris Bosh added 15 points and three rebounds and all five Miami starters reached double figures. …

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