Miami, FL (Sports Network) - LeBron James one-upped Paul George in the final seconds of overtime, beating the Pacers All-Star for a left-handed layup just before the buzzer to give the Miami Heat a thrilling 103-102 victory over Indiana in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals.
George sent Game 1 into overtime with a stunning 3-pointer just before the regulation buzzer, then gave the Pacers a 102-101 lead with three free throws after a questionable foul call with 2.2 ticks left in the extra session.
James, who recorded his ninth career playoff triple-double, had given the Heat the lead on the possession before with a drive to the right, and was called on again following a timeout that brought the ball past midcourt.
George overplayed the inbounds pass at the top of the key, and James never hesitated attacking the basket while blowing by his defender for the game- winner to cap his sensational 30-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist performance.
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