The Heat, accustomed to taking victories when they want, were dealt a stunning defeat by the young, proud and too stubborn to succumb Pacers.
Roy Hibbert used a gay slur in one answer and a curse to refer to the media in another during his news conference following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, putting himself in line for being disciplined by the NBA.
Indiana staggered Miami with one more big punch Saturday night.
The Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 91-77 on Saturday to force a decisive game seven in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Eastern Conference finals.
Seven-time All-Star Grant Hill retired from the N.B.A. on after 19 seasons, ending a career interrupted by injuries that included an Olympic gold medal.