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LeBron to the rescue: James scores at buzzer, Heat top Pacers 103-102 in Game 1 of East finals

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    Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) exchanges words with Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) during the first half of Game 1 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Miami. Andersen was charged with a technical foul. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

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    Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) reacts to a call during the first half of Game 1 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

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    Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel gestures during the first half of Game 1 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) drives against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) during the first half of Game 1 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) and head coach Erik Spoelstra look up towards the scoreboard during the first half of Game 1 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

LeBron James made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

James finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Heat — his ninth postseason triple-double, and barely anyone noticed. All that mattered was the last shot, which simply saved the Heat.

Paul George made three free throws with 2.2 seconds left in the overtime, which he forced with a miracle 3-pointer, to give the Pacers the lead. But James just drove down the left side of the lane, scored with ease and the Heat escaped.

Game 2 is Friday night in Miami.