LeBron James shot 14-of-20 from the field for 36 points during Friday's loss to the Pacers, adding eight boards, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
He turned the ball over five times with two of them coming in big spots in the fourth quarter. LeBron is usually the beneficiary of his opponent's turnovers and he led the NBA in points off turnovers during the regular season. He got plenty of easy shots in this game, had a spectacular reverse breakaway dunk in the second half and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter, so it obviously wasn't all bad for King James. Miami will look to take back home-court advantage on Sunday in Indiana.
Roy Hibbert was dominant during Indiana's 97-93 victory over the Heat on Friday with 29 points, 10 boards and one assist in 39 minutes.
The pick-and-roll was working extremely well for Hibbert and the Pacers to level the series at one. He shot 10-of-15 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line to put him just one point shy of his career high. Hibbert has been getting plenty of playing time at 35 minutes per game in the postseason, which is up from his regular-season average of 28.7 minutes. Erik Spoelstra will have to plan better for Game 3 on Sunday night.
Greivis Vasquez had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle on Friday.
He will begin his rehab immediately and should be ready to go for the start of next season. Vasquez's ankle cost him the last two games of the season and he missed some time with left ankle issues in March, as well. No player had more than GV's 704 assists in the regular season and he should be the starter next season even though Brian Roberts had a strong second half.
Mario Chalmers (shoulder) will play and start in Friday's Game 2 against the Pacers, as expected.
Chalmers dinged his left (non-shooting) shoulder during Game 1 and ended up playing just 21 minutes. We'd expect him to be back around his usual 26-28 minutes Friday night as the Heat try to seize a 2-0 lead. Chalmers is averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 assists in the playoffs so far.
Sources tell ESPN's Chad Ford that the Wizards are "very high" on UNLV F Anthony Bennett.
It's widely assumed that the Wiz will go for local product Otto Porter if he's there at No. 3. But don't sleep on Bennett, a prospect with significantly more offensive upside. As a freshman, he lit up the underrated Mountain West Conference for 16.1 points per game on 53.3 percent shooting -- and did it in just 27.1 minutes a night. Bennett is an excellent shooter and ball handler for someone listed at 6'8/240.
The Raptors are pursuing Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard to "head up" their basketball operations, sources told CBS Sports.
Rumored to have an eye on Phil Jackson originally, the Raptors then reportedly set their sights on Denver GM Masai Ujiri, and now have moved on again, this time to Pritchard. According to Berger, OKC assistant GM Troy Weaver is also on Toronto's radar.
George Hill has a sprained big toe, but he expects to be fine and is no danger of missing time.
Hill sustained the injury in Game 1, but he's fine after treating it with some ice. We'd be surprised if it hampered him for the remainder of the series unless it becomes a more serious concern.