West is already thinking about Game 3 as Pacers level series.
The Indiana Pacers levelled the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night with their 97-93 win over defending champions Miami Heat at the AA Arena.
Having come so desperately close in Game 1, the Pacers did not make the same mistake again as they clinched a valuable road win which takes away Miami’s home court advantage.
Paul George scored 22 points on the night, while Roy Hibbert was a real presence as he finished the game with 29.
However, more importantly, David West believes that they have learnt from their mistakes from last season and are ready to take full advantage of the position they find themselves in.
In the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, the Pacers were able to snatch a win in Miami in Game 2, before taking a 2-1 series lead with a win at home in the next meeting.
However, they then went on to lose the next three consecutive games which saw the Heat advance to the Conference finals where they defeated the Boston Celtics.
West is confident that the Pacers can “handle their business at home” and is relishing the chance to go up against the defending champions again as he believes his team have become a lot closer and are more mature than last year.
Indiana have yet to lose at home in the postseason, and they will be confident of taking up a commanding position in this series against LeBron James and Co.