MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Normally a buzzer-beating loss to a team that you beat for much of the game would demoralize most squads. But the Indiana Pacers say they’re even more confident heading into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite being down 1-0 in the series to the Miami Heat.
“Our belief has strengthened,” said Pacers head coach Frank Vogel.
The Pacers head coach has battled undue criticism for his substitutions at the end of Game 1 when he left center Roy Hibbert on the bench. Heat star LeBron James beat Paul George on the dribble and hit an easy left-handed layup to seal the victory.
Still, Vogel has handled the situation well and his team seems to be completely unified around him.
“Very encouraged,” Vogel said. “Our belief in our ability to beat this team has strengthened after Game 1. Our familiarity in the playoffs, in the playoff…
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