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David West’s defense lifts Indiana Pacers past Miami Heat

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MIAMI — West punched two passes from LeBron James away in the final minute, then punched the air.

 He had plenty of reason to celebrate.

 The Eastern Conference finals are tied, and home-court advantage now belongs to West and the Indiana Pacers.

 Roy Hibbert scored a postseason career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, West broke up two passes by James for huge turnovers, and the Pacers evened the East title series at a game apiece with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Friday night.

 ‘‘We haven’t done anything yet,’’ Hibbert said. ‘‘We haven’t closed the series out. We won one game. A lot of us feel we should be up 2-0.’’

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