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MIAMI -- Now it's the Indiana Pacers' turn to be concerned. Very concerned. And they need to worry about more than falling to a 3-2 deficit in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat. The Pacers not only lost 115-83 Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, but they lost a pair of starting forwards along the way. Small forward Danny Granger was lost for good in the third quarter with a sprained left ankle, initially sustained in the second period. Shortly after Granger was lost, power forward David West went to the locker room with a sprained and bruised left knee. And shorthanded was no way to play on a night LeBron James was scoring 30 points for the Heat and Dwyane Wade was adding 28. "I'm fine," West said. "I have a day to recoup. I'll be ready. I would think Danny would be ready. We should be all right." Pacers coach Frank Vogel did not sound as sold. "I don't know about David. An...
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LeBron gets more crap from people than any other athlete, ever. Some of the guff is deserved. However, sometimes it goes too far.
James, and the Heat, are now without Chris Bosh. Yet, some people don’t want to hear it. “James picked his team,” they said. Yeah, well, a key member of said team is injured. I can’t act like this didn’t happen.
Some say LeBron’s not a winner...
If you worked at 80% efficiency every second of every work day, would you be satisfied?
80%. That’s average, right? Wouldn’t that be acceptable?
Your 80% may be a lot better than mine. The genius in the cubicle beside you might only need to work at 50% efficiency in order to get the same amount of work done. Still, for most of us, 80% would be a solid effort.
We would all admit...
Check out how well LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can play together when things are clicking. That’s some Magic Johnson no look stuff right there, but on PEDs. Yeah, this team definitely needs to break up.
There will be no Dexter Pittman or Udonis Haslem for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between Miami and Indiana to help protect LeBron James from any type of retaliation from the Pacers. LeBron should expect it, especially after Haslem viciously took one to Hansbrough as well as, Dexter Pittman meticulously sought after Lance Stephenson and maliciously elbowed him. [...]
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Spectacular as it seemed, it was nothing we haven't seen from LeBron James before.
Maybe that's the funny thing about all the hoopla over James' performance in Game 4 of the Pacers-Heat series. Because for once, it wasn't just his talent that deserved the spotlight, but his maturity. The question, after all...
The Indiana Pacers were bound to be blown out at some point in their series against Miami. Too bad it happened on national television. And too bad it caused them to put their backs against the wall. The Heat closed the second quarter strong and then took off on the Pacers in their 115-83 victory in Game 5. Miami can close out the series on Thursday in Indianapolis. "Tip...
The UnlovedFirst things first: LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet, and it's not even really close.Sure, there are flaws to the game. His free throw shooting is a little dicey. He's prone to turnovers. He can defer too much, especially in late and close situations, possibly due to the free throw worries. But there's no more versatile player, no one...
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 28, and the Miami Heat moved a win away from another trip to the Eastern Conference finals with a 115-83 victory over the suddenly hurting Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
James added 10 rebounds and eight assists. Shane Battier scored 13 and Mario Chalmers had eight points and 11 rebounds.
The Heat lead the best-of...
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 "...
While America waits for LeBron James to close out the Pacers with a "clutch" last-second shot, Larry Bird fears James finished the Pacers in the first three quarters of Game 4.
That is not a typographical error. Yes, Bird, the Pacers' president, called out his team for being "soft" in the aftermath of the Heat's 32-point, flagrant-foul-stamped bullying...
Dwyane Wade scored 41 points, LeBron James added 28 and Miami finished off the Indiana Pacers, sending the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals with a 105-93 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night.
Miami wrapped up the best-of-7 series and will face either Boston or Philadelphia in the next round starting Monday. Nothing less than an NBA title will make for a satisfying summer...
This video (courtesy of That NBA Lottery Pick) is one of the least exciting we’ve ever posted, but it’s newsworthy because LeBron James read Young Adult super-novel The Hunger Games before Sunday’s Heat-Pacers Game Four in Indianapolis, dropped 40 points and evened the series at two games apiece. It’s the best remedial reading basketball performance since Vlade Divac cried...
The NBA playoffs are in full force right now, and it's interesting and sometimes fun to wonder how athletes might fair if they played another professional sport. Since many athletes played multiple sports as late as high school or college before choosing the one they had the best chance to go pro in, many of the skills they had in other sports may not have eroded much and could...
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...
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