It's hard enough to get out of bed in the morning with a migraine headache, let alone score 25 points in a playoff game. But that is exactly what Ron Artest did in the Pacers' 94-81 win over the Heat in Game 1 of their East semifinal series Thursday. After missing the morning shootaround, the All-Star led all scorers and propelled his team to its fifth straight postseason win.
Jamaal Tinsley, Ind. VGM value: 11.9 Thursday: Tinsley was the epitome of efficiency in Game 1, posting a plus-30 efficiency rating in the Pacers' 94-81 win.
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Rafer Alston, Mia. VGM value: 11.1 Thursday: Alston notched 17 points and four assists for Miami which will try to even things up Saturday in Game 2.
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Saturday on ESPN
Heat at Pacers, 7 p.m. ET
Kings at Wolves, 9:30 p.m. ET
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"You might say I was feeling it a little bit."
-- Indiana's Jamaal Tinsley on his superb shooting night.