While March Madness takes a brief hiatus and Major League Baseball prepares for Opening Night on the 30th, the NBA is in full swing with tons of can’t-miss action.
From Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, two of the east’s biggest threats went head to head as the Pacers hosted the Miami Heat. As expected, the game was neck-and-neck the whole way through, with Indiana finally pulling off a 84-84 W after outscoring Miami 21-15 in the fourth. LeBron James was up to his usual tricks, putting up 38 points and grabbing 8 boards, but he also got into trouble with turnovers, giving up possession on 6 occasions. Meanwhile, Paul George (pictured) picked up the load for Indiana with 23 points and 8 rebounds while Roy Hibbert chipped in another 21. With this win, the Pacers hang onto first place in the east at 52-20, while Miami falls to 48-22.
Around the league, Al Jefferson, Goran Dragic, and Kemba Walker continued their consistent play in equally impressive sneakers. Catch up on all of last night’s best after the break, and be sure to stick with Sneaker Report as NCAA Tournament coverage resumes tomorrow morning.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.