Found May 18, 2012 on
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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 got i...
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MIAMI—Chris Bosh won’t be taking the floor for the remainder of his team’s series against the Pacers, but he's wholly convinced he is still an integral and valued member of the Heat and has assured the nursing staff at his rehab clinic that his teammates would definitely be by to see him before visiting hours conclude today.
“They’ll be here any moment,” Bosh...
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The Heat star apparently took exception to how the Pacers celebrated so boisterously following Indiana's Game 2 win over Miami.
Chris Bosh did not travel with the Heat to Indiana, remaining in South Florida for treatment of his lower-abdominal strain.
Prior to the Indiana-Miami series many believed Indiana may win one game, perhaps two in the series against the talented Heat. However, fast forward through a Chris Bosh injury that has him out of the series, and an Indiana win on Miami’s court and many are believing in Indiana. Including Indiana, themselves. As the 4th [...]
The Miami Heat just lost to the Indians Pacers who can send the heat home with just 2 more wins over the Bosh-less Miami Heat. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could compete on the same level as the Pacers tonight as they were back home again in Indiana in front of their home crowd. The Heat have got to be feeling the Heat (pardon The Pun) playing this Indiana team. The Pacers really...
For a team trailing 2-1 in a playoff series, Game 4 is always a must-win scenario.
Today’s Game 4 against Indiana is still a must-win for the Heat, but for far more than the simple reason of having a shot to win the series.
Dwyane Wade walks off the court as the Pacers celebrate their 78-75 Game 2 victory. (Andrew Innerarity / Reuters)
The most basic reason the Heat need a victory...
Indiana's mindset has not changed for several days. The Pacers were confident entering the series, confident after losing Game 1 to the Miami Heat and confident after winning Game 2.
The Heat say they wouldn't have it any other way.
And though they have lost home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference semifinal series that is now tied at a game apiece, the Heat weren...
I thought that you guys would enjoy seeing the Heat fan base implode along with their team last night. So many boasts at the beginning. Wade going to beast. They are going to blow out the Pacers. Then by the end they are ready to blow up the team and throw them all into the incinerator. I guess that's what you get when the majority of your fan base jumped on the...
The Miami Heat cancelled their practice Friday, a day after it lost in a blowout to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Heat, who fell to 2-1 in the series after losing 94-75 in Indianapolis on Thursday, also cancelled media availability of players. The Indiana Pacers also cancelled their Friday practice. The series resumes Sunday with Game 4 in...