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Series tied: Pacers steal Game 2 from Heat, winning 97-93 to knot up East finals

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) hangs from the basket after dunking the ball during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

  • Indiana Pacers forward David West (21) attempts a basket over Miami Heat defender Chris Bosh (1) during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks to pass the ball as Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) and forward Paul George (24) defend during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The Associated Press

  • Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) shoot the ball as Miami Heat center Chris Bosh defends during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

  • Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel signals to his team during the first half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Miami Heat, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The Associated Press

Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, David West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Indiana Pacers evened the Eastern Conference finals with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Friday night.

Paul George scored 22 points, George Hill added 18 and West finished with 13 for the Pacers, who handed the Heat just their fourth loss in their last 50 games.

The series resumes with Game 3 on Sunday night in Indianapolis.

James scored 36 points for the Heat, who got 17 points from Chris Bosh and 14 from Dwyane Wade. The Heat led 88-84 in the fourth quarter, then were outscored 13-5 the rest of the way.