David West & Mario Chalmers (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Indiana Pacers forward David West (21) confronts Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) in front of forward LeBron James (6) after a hard foul during the second half of Game 3 of their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 17, 2012. West received a technical foul on the play.
It'll be OK, big man
Tony Parker gets a pat on the head from Tim Duncan after scoring yet another bucket against the Clippers late in Game 2 of Thursday's 105-88 win in San Antonio.
Got this one wrapped up
Spurs rookie Kawhi Leonard is bearhugged by Mo Williams during San Antonio's dominating 105-88 win in Game 2 of the Western Conference semis on Thursday.
Careful where you put that
Manu takes a shot right in the Ginobilis during first half action in Game 2 of their series against the Clippers. Manu scored 10 points and dished out five assists in San Antonio's easy 105-88 win.
Manu Ginobili gets this driving layup blocked twice by both Kenyon Martin (2) and Eric Bledsoe (12) during fourth quarter action in Game 2. Ginobili's teammates picked up where he left off, though, cruising to a 17-point win over the Clippers on Thursday.
Gimme a scoop
Kenyon Martin scores the hoop and gets fouled by Tiago Splitter during Game 2 action on Thursday in San Antonio. Martin played a strong game, but it wasn't nearly enough, as the Spurs won handily 105-88.
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The lone highlight?
Caron Butler's been playing with a broken left hand throughout the playoffs, but that didn't stop him from throwing down this dunk over Tim Duncan in Game 2 on Thursday. Unfortunaely, these were two of only nine point Butler scored in L.A.'s 105-88 loss.
Nothing comes easy
Blake Griffin had a solid game for the Clippers, but almost everything he did was heavilty contested, like this shot being blocked by Matt Bonner. Griffin scored 20 points, but grabbed just one rebound in the Clippers' 105-88 loss in Game 2.
Wow, they called what?
Blake Griffin gets whistled for a foul here despite Tony Parker initiating the contact and even grabbing Griffin after the fact. It was definitely the Spurs' night yet again, as Griffin and Chris Paul both struggled for the second straight game. San Antonio would go on to win Game 2 by a score of 105-88.
Trying to do it all
Blake Griffin tried as much as he could, but he wasn't able to win 1-on-5 Thursday night in Game 2. Griffin's 20 points were nice, but the rest of the Clippers didn't show up in L.A.'s 105-88 loss to the powerful Spurs.
Agony of defeat
Blake Griffin gets fouled by Manu Ginobili as he goes to the bucket. Ginobili didn't care too much, even though Griffin made 6 of 8 free throws on the night. It would be Manu and the Spurs who would get the last laugh on Thursday in yet another easy victory.
Shot heard 'round the NBA
The Pacers couldn't help but be overjoyed with the outcome of Game 3, coming alive in the second half on their way to an impressive 94-75 win at home.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade leave the court after combining for just 27 points on 12-of-35 shooting in Game 3, losing 94-75 to the Pacers and falling behind 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Getting all the bounces
Teammates Paul George and Roy Hibbert fight over a rebound during third quarter action in Game 3 in Indianapolis on Thursday. Everything seemed to go right for the Pacers in this one, as they dominated the second half on the way to a blowout 94-75 win over Heat, taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series in the process.
The West has won
Pacers forward David West confronts Mario Chalmers after the Heat point guard slapped the ball out of his hands during a stoppage of play in Game 3. Chalmers had a big night for Miami with a game-high 25 points, six assists and five assists. However, West and the Pacers were too much for Miami in the second half, outscoring them 51-32 after being tied 43-43 at the break.
Left nothing to chance
LeBron James throws down a fastbreak left-handed jam during a highly contested first half that ended 43-43 going into the locker room. After that, however, it was all Pacers, who would go on to win 94-75.
Paul George is defended by LeBron James, who seems to be exerting quite a bit of energy on someone who scored nine points Thursday night. George had just as much success on the defensive end, holding LeBron to just six points in the second half while the Pacers outscored the Heat by 19 during the same time period on their way to a 94-75 win in Game 3.
The web they weave
George Hill and Mario Chalmers get tangled up during Game 3 action in Indianapolis on Thursday. Both point guards had big nights for their respective teams, with Chalmers leading all scorers with 25 points and Hill putting up 20 to go with five assists in his team's 19-point victory.
Two players known for giving everything they have on every play, Tyler Hansbrough and Udonis Haslem, go to battle for a rebound during the first half of Game 3.
Though it may look like David West throws the ball off LeBron James' face, that wasn't exactly the case. However, this photo serves as a metaphor for how this game went in the second half, as the Pacers knocked the wind out of Miami in their 94-75 demolition in Game 3.