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NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference semi-final Game 2 round-up

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Game 2 of the Eastern play offs took place on Wednesday and Thursday, with Miami and Washington hoping to extend their series leads, and now we take a look at the action from both games.

There was little suprise in the first match of the Eastern Conference Game 2, as Miami Heat extended their lead to 2-0 in the series, boasting a sixth straight victory during this post-season.

LeBron James scored 22 the day after he was pipped to the MVP by Kevin Durant, as the Heat set themselves up for a second clean sweep in a row. With the teams separated by just one at the mid-way point, Miami took over in the remaining two periods.

A 25-15 fourth quarter saw them secure the win 94-82, and five players in double figures helped them to that total. The triumph equalled a franchise record eighth straight playoff victory and they will be hoping to break that when they travel to Brooklyn on Saturday night.

The Indiana Pacers needed a big game from All-Star Roy Hibbert and he delivered when they needed him most. Following an opening game loss on home soil, the Pacers needed to level matters before travelling to Washington for Game 3.

Hibbert scored 28 with nine rebounds in an even match that was decided in the third when the home side opened up a four point lead going into the fourth. The fourth was just as tight with it finishing 18-18, and the four point lead remained for the Pacers as it finished 86-82.

In the fourth though, Hibbert helped the home side to a 6-0 run that effectively sealed the tie, and after going without scoring in two of the last four, the Indiana center will be looking to replicate his form in Friday's road game.

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