May 18, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola (4) warms up before game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs vs the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Scola sneaks behind Chris Bosh, throws down dunk (GIF)

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The Indiana Pacers are trying to exorcise their playoff demons and beat the Miami Heat in a fashion that would prove to ll the naysayers that they’re indeed a legitimate playoff team. So far, the Pacers have hung a lot closer to the Heat than we thought they would and that has a lot to do with their roster of talent really stepping it up in a big spot.

Luis Scola is a perfect example of that, as he’s not recognized as one of the starts on the Pacers roster but he has been there in Game 1 when his team needed him to be. Case in point being a fast break dunk in which he snuck behind Chris Bosh to take a pass and throw it down.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Indiana isn’t favored to win the series and we shouldn’t read into their strong start to a game they haven’t even won yet. But it’s still encouraging to see them trying this hard as they’re putting up more of a fight than we thought they would be able to given what we had seen out of them this far.

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