Indianapolis, Jun 2 (EFE).- Paul George and Roy Hibbert led the Indiana Pacers to a 91-77 win over the Miami Heat, tying the Eastern Conference Finals at 3-3 and forcing a decisive Game 7.
The deciding game in the series will be played Monday at Miami's American Airlines Arena, with the winner taking on the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
The Spurs swept the Western Conference Finals 4-0 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
George, who was a scoring machine on Saturday night, finished with 28 points, making 11 of 19 field goals, including three of five three-pointers and three of four free throws.
The small forward also grabbed eight rebounds, all of them on defense, had five assists and had three steals.
Hibbert, for his part, dominated the inside game, easily handling the Heat's big men, especially forward Chris Bosh, who continued to struggle.
The Pacers center had a double-double, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to key Indiana's defense. He also had one blocked shot.
The Heat cut the Pacers' lead to four points in the fourth quarter, but they were unable to take full control of the game.
LeBron James led the defending NBA champs with 29 points and seven rebounds, all on defense, six assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
The problem once again for Miami was that James did not get any help from guard Dwyane Wade and Bosh, the other members of the Big Three.
The suspension of center-forward Chris Andersen was felt on the boards, but Miami reserve center Joel Anthony grabbed eight rebounds.
Wade scored only 10 points, as the Heat hit on only 16 of 51 field goals, a 31.4 shooting percentage.
The Pacers, who were 4-1 against the Heat at home this season, will be playing an Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 for the first time since 1998, when they took on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls won that series 4-3 and took the NBA title, the 6th and last that Chicago won with Jordan as its star.