The Indiana Pacers got a big win over the Miami Heat in a battle of the Eastern Conference’s best two teams. The Heat had the ball down as the final seconds ticked off the clock, but LeBron James dumped the ball off to Chris Bosh who missed the game-winning buzzer-beating shot.
According to the Pacers’ players, specifically Roy Hibbert who was guarding Bosh, knew what the Heat were going to do by reading his facial expressions.
“LeBron gave it away in his face,” Hibbert told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. “He didn’t have that grit-his-teeth-he’s-going-to-score-the-last-basket look. So I knew he was going to probably going to pass it to Bosh for the last shot.”
A meeting in the Eastern Conference Finals will be an intriguing match up as the rivalry between the two teams grows. While they might be able to tell what the Heat will do by reading James’ face, they realize it still requires perfect play from themselves.
“It feels like you have to play a perfect game to beat Miami,” Paul George said. “This is a dominant team, and we’re set up to try to beat them.”