NBA Daily Blog Playoff Edition: Heat take 2-0 lead over the Knicks 104-94. Pacers equalize vs the Magic 93-78. Thunder win another thriller vs the Mavericks 102-99.

Dwayne Wade drives through the Knicks defense
Photo ©NBA/Heat.com
The Miami Heat take a 2-0 lead as they win Game 2 of their first round series against the New York Knicks at the American Airlines Arena 104-94. The series shifts to New York for Game 3 on May 4.Miami’s Big 3 combine for 65 points led by Dwayne Wade led the Heat with 25 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Chris Bosh added 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. LeBron James added 19 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals. Mario Chalmers added 13 points and 6 rebounds. Shane Battier and Mike Miller off the bench each scored 11. 

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 30 points and 9 rebounds. Amar’e Stoudemire added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith off the bench scored 13. Chandler added 7 rebounds and Smith added 5 assists. Baron Davis added 12 points and 6 assists.

In Indianapolis, the Indiana Pacers bounce back and tie their first round series with the win Game 2 of their first round series against the Orlando Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhous 93-78. The series shifts to Orlando for Game 3 on May 3. David West led the Pacers with a double-double 18 points and 11 rebounds with 2 steals and 2 blocks. Danny Granger also scored 18 points with 7 rebounds. George Hill also finished with 18 points and 4 rebounds. Paul George added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Leandro Barbosa scored 10 off the bench. Glen Davis led the Magic with a double-double 18 points and 10 rebounds. J.J. Redick scored 13 off the bench. Jameer Nelson scored 12. Ryan Anderson added 11 points and 8 rebounds. Hedo Turkoglu scored 10.

In Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Thunder win another thriller in Game 2 of their first round series against the defending champion Dallas Mavericks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena 102-99. The series shifts to Dallas for Game 3 on May 4. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 29 points. Kevin Durant finished with a double-double 26 points and 10 rebounds with 2 steals. James Harden off the bench added 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Kendrick Perkins added 13 points and 6 rebounds. Derek Fisher scored 11. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 31 points and 6 rebounds. Shawn Marion added 15 points and 8 rebounds. Jason Terry off the bench and Delonte West each scored 13. Jason Kidd added 10 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 13:39 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Spurs vs #8 Jazz (Spurs lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 3, 7:00 am PHT on NBA Premium TV

#4 Grizzlies vs # 5 Clippers (Clippers lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 3, 9:30 am PHT on ESPN
#3 Lakers vs #6 Nuggets (Lakers lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 2, 10:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV

#2 Thunder vs #7 Mavericks (Thunder lead series 2-0)
Game 3: May 4, 9:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV

EASTERN CONFERENCE
#1 Bulls vs # 8 76ers (Bulls lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 2, 8:00 am PHT on NBA Premium TV

#4 Celtics vs #5 Hawks (Hawks lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 2, 7:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV#3 Pacers vs #6 Magic (Series tied 1-1)

Game 3: May 3, 7:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV

#2 Heat vs #7 Knicks (Heat lead series 2-0)
Game 3: May 4, 7:00 am PHT on NBA Premium TV
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