Pacers beat Heat to level series

May 30, 2013, 08:56 IST | AFP

Centre Roy Hibbert scored 23 points as the Indiana Pacers went on a 13-3 run to close the game and beat the Miami Heat 99-92 in Game Four of their NBA semi-final round series on Tuesday

The Pacers were blown out of Game Three by the Heat, but rebounded mightily at home against the defending NBA champion Heat to level the series at 2-2.

Roy Hibbert in action

“We know they are the champs and we are going to be fighting an uphill battle but we are never going to give up,” Hibbert said. “They counted us out but those guys in the locker room were ready to play and we went out there and played our hearts out.”

LeBron James scored a team-high 24 points for the Heat before fouling out in the fourth quarter of the Eastern Conference contest with the winner of the best-of-seven series advancing to the NBA finals.

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