Paul George quieted the Heat fans in the final seconds of the third quarter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a vicious dunk. Then LeBron James woke them back up.
With nine seconds remaining in the quarter, Indiana's emerging star drove to his left and blew right by James. A five-time First Team All Defensive player, LeBron was unable to contain George and neither could Chris "Birdman" Andersen. George soared over Andersen and threw down a one-handed dunk while drawing a foul with 5.1 seconds left in the quarter.
"The crowd is stunned," said TNT announcer Kevin Harlan as George made the free throw. His partner Steve Kerr chimed in saying, "So am I."
But 5.1 seconds later, the crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena roared. James dribbled down the court, pulled up from 29 feet out and buried a three-pointer right over George.
Before George could walk back to the Indiana bench, James walked up to him and the two showed a sign of mutual respect with a low-five.
This time around, the Pacers were able to stop the four-time MVP in the final minute and went on to win Game 2, tying the series.
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