Even if the refs got the call right, the Pacers still lose. It's like everyone's forgetting that LeBron went down and hit a 3 afterwards. Sure the Pacers will run a slightly different defense (Sabonis and Oladipo would have probably been guarding the corner 3's instead of doubling Love in the post), but LeBron would still be guarded the same way at the top by Young. So even if the refs got the goaltend right, LeBron still hits the 3 and the Pacers still lose.
You seem to be missing the key point that the pacers would be setting up their whole defense to guard the 3 so the worst that could happen would be a tie. When it was tied they actually preferred the three being shot cause it is a lower percentage and any shot beats them. You understand that right?
What did I write in my post?
Sure the Pacers will run a slightly different defense (Sabonis and Oladipo would have probably been guarding the corner 3's instead of doubling Love in the post)
Even so, if I really think about it, I don't know if the Pacers run a different D. Whether you're up 2 or tied, you don't give up an easy 2 to send the game to overtime, you still guard everything to get the win. The different D would probably only come if the Pacers are up 3, which they wouldn't be, unless we're arguing it was a goaltend + a foul.
It's not like Thad Young was laying off LeBron giving him the 3, he was guarding him tight for everything. I see Thad Young guarding LeBron the same way whether tied, or up 2, or up 3 even (different D would come from Sabonis and Oladipo, not Young). So how do you think the D would have been drawn up? The real difference to me would be the mental pressure on LeBron, easier to take a shot knowing the worst case is overtime vs worst case being a loss. Still think that if down 2, the Cavs run the same play and the Pacers D up LeBron the same way.