Found May 18, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Pacers demolish Miami This was a beat down.  Pure and simple.  Don't let the halftime tie fool you.  The Pacers took control of this game in the second quarter after coming out strong and letting off the gas to go down nine after one quarter.   They reversed that in the second and then it was ON in the second half. When it finally turned off, the Pacers had a 94-75 win, and a 2-1 series lead. The Heat inexplicably started Dexter Pittman at center in an obvious desperation move to make up for the loss of Chris Bosh somehow.  That experience ended after an embarrassing THREE minutes in which Pittman missed twice, committed a foul, and looked generally lost.  He never saw the floor again.  This was a horrific coaching decision that crushes the confidence of a young player and signals to the team "I'm really reaching here."  Later, Dwyane Wade and Erik Spoelstra ...

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