The Heat couldn't finish the Pacers in a Game 5 in large part because Paul George left his imprint, Israel Gutierrez writes.
Regardless of which team wins, there appear to be significant changes on the horizon that will alter the dynamic of this Heat-Pacers rivalry, Israel Gutierrez writes.
How the team with the worst record in the playoffs won its opener.
Credit the continued growth of Paul George, the improved Pacers bench, an increased confidence level stemming from last season's playoffs or all of the above, but it's no longer just Roy Hibbert making life miserable for the Miami Heat.
Shane Battier found himself with extended bench time earlier in the series, but his Game 7 role was essential
After a myriad of injuries threatened his career, Miami's Mike Miller is back in control.
After struggling earlier in the series, Ray Allen hit two 3-pointers that helped the Heat pull ahead for good in Game 7
LeBron James continues to step up to the plate when Miami needs him the most, Israel Gutierrez writes.
Here are some lessons from the Knicks-Pacers playoff series.
How Paul George quickly went from afterthought to mainstay in the Indiana Pacers' lineup
Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
Israel Gutierrez runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Eastern Conference.
What's real/unreal in the East?
Heat's position-less posture, Amare's game and Rondo's rise -- check out some of the big storylines this season
Haslem out, but Heat hopes remain high entering Game 6.
With two games in the books for each matchup, we rank each series based on intrigue.