Found May 23, 2012 on Players View:
PLAYERS: Larry Byrd
TEAMS: Miami HeatIndiana Pacers
MIAMI – Coming into this series, the Indiana Pacers were an afterthought on the Heat’s path to glory. That idea was further entrenched when Miami won Game 1 despite not having Chris Bosh available for the second half. Then came Games 2 and 3 and the Pacers stood up for decisive wins. After tying the series in Game 4, Miami finally came out as the aggressors that we have not seen since their opening series against the New York Knicks. There was never a moment in this game that anyone in the global viewing audience felt as if Miami was... To read this story and watch post game comments and highlights, please click the link below.

They Can Stand The Heat

It was just last Thursday that the Miami Heat were written off for dead.  LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were the least-clutch superstars ever.  The sky was falling.  Less than a week later, things done changed.LeBron has shown why he is the best player in the world, averaging 35 points, 14 rebounds, 8.5 assists over the past two games.  Wade has shown why he is the best "...

Udonis Haslem, Dexter Pittman Suspended for Playoff Game for Flagrant Fouls Against Pacers

MIAMI -- Heat forward Udonis Haslem has been suspended by the NBA for Game 6 of the Miami-Indiana series. Haslem committed a flagrant foul against Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough during the second quarter of Game 5 on Tuesday night, shortly after Hansbrough struck Miami's Dwyane Wade and opened a cut over his right eye. Haslem and Hansbrough were both assessed flagrant-1 fouls...

Pacers' Granger to play in Game 6

Two days after leaving Miami in a walking boot with a sprained ankle, Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger will return Thursday for Game 6. Pacers coach Frank Vogel told reporters that Granger won't have any limitations as Indiana tries to extend the series to a decisive Game 7. Granger left Tuesday's game after landing on LeBron James' foot after a second-quarter...

Heat hit back, rout Pacers in Game 5

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...

It’s win or go home for Indiana Pacers

Most people want to say the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat essentially ended Tuesday in Miami when the Heat clobbered the Pacers 115-83 to take a 3-2 lead. Some, including columnist Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, say the Pacers won’t go so quietly because they have every bit the mental toughness as a team that Miami has...

Heat, Pacers game saved from a streaker

The Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers Game 5 has been full of antics. Whether it be Lance Stevenson giving Miami the choke sign, Juwan Howard taking exception to Lance's act, Danny Granger's tough guy act to the plenty of hard fouls in Game 5. But perhaps this could have been the proverbial cherry on top of the cake for this series. According to Fox Sports Florida, police arrested...

Miami's Haslem, Pittman handed suspensions

It didn't take too long for the NBA to suspend Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem and Dexter Pittman for the over-the-top hits on Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough and Lance Stephenson respectively. Haslem will be suspended for one game (Game 6) for a very hard foul on Hansbrough while Pittman will be suspended for three games for pretty much elbowing Stephenson's throat. It also...

Udonis Haslem & Dexter Pittman flagrant fouls on Tyler Hansborough & Lance Stephenson

The second round of the playoffs are almost complete. The west is all wrapped up with the Spurs and the Thunder waiting to face off. The east are having a little tougher time wrapping their series up. Tuesday night in Miami, in game 5 between the Heat and the Indiana Pacers got a little physical. [...]

Dexter Pittman’s Flagrant Foul on Lance Stephenson

The NBA playoffs have been quite crazy this season, with former champions getting eliminated with ease (Dallas, the Lakers) and others facing off in what can best be classified as brawls. One such case of physical play has been the series between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. The Pacers initiated some of the extra antics with trash talking and on-the-court confrontations...

Larry Bird calls the Pacers SOFT

The reinging NBA executive of the year – who also happens to be a former coach of the year and an NBA legend – Larry Bird thinks his team is SOFT! The Pacers were up on the Heat 2-1 but the last two games the Miami Heat has taken control with LeBron having the ultimate [...]
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