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NBA playoffs: Eastern Conference game 2 round-up

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The Eastern Conference teams completed Game 2 and with two now tied at 1-a-piece and two at 2-0, we round up all the action from the latest round of playoff action.

Indiana got the Eastern action underway on Tuesday as they welcomed the Atlanta Hawks to The Bankers Life Fieldhouse looking for revenge after their first round loss.

They did just that after coming back from 26-21 down after the first quarter to win the next three and end up 101-85 winners in front of the home crowd. Paul George hit 27 to send the Pacers on their way to leveling up the series 1-1 ahead of a visit to Atlanta on Thursday night.

Next up was the match between The Brooklyn Nets at The Toronto Raptors at The Air Canade Center, with the Nets up by one after victory in the opening game.

The Raptors tied it up before they travel to Brooklyn on Friday, although the result was far from certain until a strong fourth quarter saw them home. First-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 30 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 15 and 14 rebounds as the Raptors won 100-95.

The Chicago Bulls could not make the most of home court advantage in the first two games as they went down 101-99 to The Washington Wizards which leaves them with an uphill battle from 2-0 down.

Despite leading by 10 points in the fourth, the Bulls couldn't hold on and Bradley Beal forced overtime with a late free throw for Randy Wittman's side which made it 91-91. In the resulting five minutes the Wizards stole the victory to take a solid lead back to Washington ahead of Friday's match.

LeBron James was caught by an elbow to the chin but still top scored for the Miami Heat as they went 2-0 up over The Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

The four-time MVP hit 32 with 6 assists and Chris Bosh scored 20 as the Heat ran out 101-97 victors. Al Jefferson suffered further injury to his left plantar fascia but will continue to play through the pain barrier for his team.

With the Heat ahead by three and just 10 seconds remaining, the Bobcats were looking for a chance to force overtime but Dwayne Wade stole the ball from Chris Douglas-Roberts and the AmericanAirlines Arena erupted into celebration of a 2-0 series lead.

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