May 20, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dribbles the ball to the basket as Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) defends at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Playoffs 2012: LeBron James, Heat get even with Pacers 2-2


LeBron James scored 40 points to go with 18 rebounds and nine assists Sunday afternoon as the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 101-93 to even the series 2-2.

LeBron played 44 minutes in the game and had to play that well as the Heat were again without Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade was not himself until the second half.

Wade would come around with a huge second half and finish the game with 30 points, six assists and nine rebounds.

The Pacers didn’t have their usually advantage over the Heat yesterday as Miami outrebounded Indiana 47-38 and had more offensive rebounds as well (14-8).

The Heat shot 47.5 percent from the field while Indiana shot just 41.8 percent.

Roy Hibbert and David West combined for just 18 points and 15 rebounds and only played 60 total minutes as both were in foul trouble a lot.

The Heat will go back to Miami for Game 5 to try and take a 3-2 series lead Tuesday.

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