Found May 16, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
Before Chris Bosh’s injury, the Indiana Pacers were the consensus underdog in the series against the Miami Heat. Now with Bosh out, some are beginning to believe that the Pacers have a golden opportunity to knock off the Heat. And that group now includes the Pacers themselves. As the second half wore on in game 2, you could see the confidence building in the Pacer bunch and once they held on for the win, the young Pacers couldn’t contain themselves. They celebrated like they had just won the NBA title. Pacers veteran David West insisted that his young teammates’ “act like they’ve been there” to no avail. And West wasn’t the only one who thought that the Pacers’ celebration was a little much. Dwyane Wade did too. “I heard they wanted to be like the Dallas Mavericks, in a sense,” Wade said about an apparent reference to Pacers coach Frank Vogel using last year’s Mavs team, which beat the Heat in Miami for the title, as motivation for Indiana. “I saw their little celebration at th
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