The Miami Heat are now 0-5 against the Top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference (Knicks (0-2), Bulls (0-1), Pacers (0-2)) – and 0-2 to the Indiana Pacers, losing to them by a combined 23 points this season. Ray Allen was held scoreless for just the 2nd and 3rd time in his 17-year career in 2 contests vs. the Pacers this season – but LeBron James and the Heat don’t seem to be concerned about their struggles against the elite teams in the East.
According to Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel:
“We don’t need victories versus top-four teams to prove what we’re capable of doing,” James said. “We don’t need them. We’d love to have them, but we don’t need them.”
“We’re not worried about that,” James said. “We don’t put too much into losing a game or winning a game. We want to get better from those games.” (VIDEO)
Dwyane Wade postgame video:
“I’m glad we could bring the best out of them (laughs).”