MIAMI This series is getting so physical even the fans are wearing bandages.
The Miami Heat distributed 20,000 sticker bandages before Tuesday's playoff game to acknowledge rugged forward Udonis Haslem getting nine stitches for a cut over his right eye two days earlier and playing strong down the stretch. Many fans put them over their eyes in Haslem-like fashion.
Then they watched more blood flow.
Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade scored 30 and 28 points, respectively, in their teams 115-83 walloping of Indiana at AmericanAirlines Arena to take a 3-2 lead in an East semifinal. But it was mostly overshadowed by three flagrant fouls, two by Miami that might have been retaliatory moves by a pair of Heat heavyweights to defend their stars.
And wouldn't it figure that Haslem, No. 40 your program and the guy whose "UD40'' was written on the stickers, was one of those Miami maulers. The other was center Dexter Pittman.
It all started when Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough clocked...