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Video: Heat's Shane Battier delivers knee to groin of Pacers' Roy Hibbert

The Eastern Conference finals got off to a painful start when Heat forward Shane Battier delivered a knee to the groin of Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the first quarter of Game 1.

With the game tied at 18 and just under three minutes remaining in the first period, Battier attacked the paint from the left angle. Hibbert slid over from the weakside in an attempt to take a charge, and Battier rose directly into the 7-foot-2 center with his right knee extended. Hibbert's attempt to block the shot never really materialized, as the blow to his groin doubled him over and sent him sprawling to the court.

Although it initially appeared as if Battier would be assessed a flagrant foul on the play, the referees opted for a standard personal foul.

Battier finished with three points (on zero-for-four shooting) and one rebound in 31 minutes.

Miami prevailed 103-102 in overtime to take Game 1 thanks to a LeBron James game-winner. Game 2 is set for Friday in Miami.

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