NBA Playoffs was once again in full swing on Tuesday night. The Indiana Pacers tied NBA Playoff series 1-1 with a 78-75 victory over the Miami Heat. In the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs showed the world that the rest was just what they needed. The long wait between series did not hinder the Spurs from blowing out the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 by the score of 108-92. If you want to catch NBA Playoff action, you must have NBA Playoff Tickets.
Both the Pacers and Heat did not play the best basketball; however, the Pacer did play well enough to hang on for a much needed victory. Heat got it normal production from both LeBron James scored 28 points and Dwyane Wade added 24 points; however, both players were unable to be clutch when the team needed it most. It was poor shooting night for both teams. Pacers won the game, but you cannot expect 38 percent shooting to win many more upcoming games. The Heat shot nearly 35 percent and horrible third quarter led to the Pacers tying the series. David West led the Pacer in scoring with 16 points. Danny Granger have been relatively quiet during the series and he will need to pick up if Pacers are going to compete with the Heat.
The battle of point guards Chris Paul and Tony Parker did not live up to billing in Game 1. Both Paul and Parker had poor shooting nights. This was a bigger problem for the Clippers because they need Paul to score to open the offense for other players. Paul scored 6 points and dished out 10 assists. Parker scored only 7 points and had 11 assists. Eric Bledsoe led Clippers in scoring with 23 points. The high flying acts of Lob City went on vacation this game. The Spurs played good defense that help prevent the many lob passes normally seen in a Clippers Game. Tim Duncan looked as if the clock was turned back as he scored 26 points and grab 10 rebounds. It was another double-double during the playoffs for Duncan. The Spurs cruised to a victory.
Miami Heat will not shoot that poorly again; therefore, the Pacers will have play a lot better going forward. The Spurs manage to play great defense against Paul and this will be a formula to send Clippers home early. You can expect Paul and Clippers to bounce back, but the Spurs may be too much for them this season. NBA Playoffs have great games to watch so do miss them.