At the game right now. Indiana fans are bandwagon pro's, but it's still good to see everyone supporting the team.
The energy is crazy in here. The Pacers are going to play their best game of the series so far I think. They look ready and confident.
Miami desperate... Starting Dexter Pittman lol.
D.Rose over Pacers.
Most of the bandwagoners are probably anti-Heat fans moreso than Pacers fans. You are everybody's hero if you defeat their villain. The world wants to see OKC vs Indiana! !
Big risk throwing Sexy Dexy in there but they maybe hope his bulk can try to negate Roy Hibbert.
The Pacers have really exceeded expectations this season, they are probably already at the sort of peak that a lot of us thought this team could reach and if they can win tonight then game 4 is huge for Miami.
Also throw in what another year without a title could do to LeBron for example, I have a feeling that to win the first title is always the hardest.
I didn't expect Paul George to be such a nice player! I like this guy!
The Thunder might just steal Miami's dynasty. Bosh is hurt and LBJ might be gassed by the Finals. But, to get there they might have to go through Boston. That would be a hard-fought series.
LeBron James with the flop of the year lmao.
Is serious now. Everybody is scoring, their offense running so smooth.
It was obviously a flop but it wasn't THAT bad. Indiana needs to slow Miami down they are getting that floater all day and have made 10 straight.
Heat D has the Pacers scrambling. Playing around the perimeter isn't going to win the game. They need to dominate with Hibbert/West. F trying to get Granger involved because LeBron has him on lock. He needs to get his shots within the flow.
Offensively, Heat having success with pick and roll.
Miami's getting all those floaters and flip shots. Why are the Pacer's allowing them to get those. I think they are just kind over anxious, they will settle in.
It's kinda funny to see Granger so frustrated with LeBron's defense lol. He can't shake him. Not even picks are keeping LeBron from him. Crazy.
Something isn't right with D Wade
Wade has been struggling all season long, and now its like his shot can't find the rim. He better find it soon, or else the 'big two' will turn into the 'big one' at this point.
Pacers should win this series if they score low post, rebound and defend...
D. Wade looks worn down or something and I don't think LeBron can keep carrying the load. Other than those two, the Heat are pretty underwhelming. Chalmers is solid, but when he's your third guy, you have a problem.
This Heat team other than D. Wade looks like Cleveland... Even worse.
i think miami is gnna win this game and indy gnna win game four
Hibbert is an atrocius PNR defender.
Lebron's left handed dunk was sick.
Wade's jumper has regressed so much over the past few years.
While going to commercial they were showing a preview of the Clips/Spurs game, they showed Griffin taking jump shots... no wonder why he can't shoot! Griffin jumps and at his peak he starts his shooting motion. Its all arms, hitchy and stiff. Then they show a clip on the other side of the court of TimmyD shooting J's and its all one motion. Duncans arms are moving in unison with his body and he releases his shot AT the peak of his jump.
^^You would think Griffin would know the proper technique to shoot FTs at his age. SMH
Pacers starting to wear the Heat down I think. And for whatever reasons, D Wade is STRUGGLING.
Play through post. Rebound. Defend. Make free-throws.
Pacers following that recipe to a T right now.
The Heat are crumbling lol.
But LeBron's jumper has been garbage all season. His jumper was so much better last year. Now that he can't get to the rim like he used to, he has to rely on that jumper much more, but it's been inaccurate. He changed up his form working out with KD, and the results haven't been pretty.
Granger has really stepped up his D on LeBron.
LOL @ Wade yelling at Spo. Pathethic. When your head coach can't command respect from your players, then he's not fit to run a team.
i would say lebron's jumper has improved this year. 1 game and you turn the entire season on its back. but not looking good with basically lebron and maybe mario going 2v12
I think it's safe to say that Granger doesn't like LeBron
Why was Granger getting in Lebrons' grill? Didn't even look like Lebron's elbow even connected with Danny after watching the replay 20 times.
Granger likes to think he can fight players. He has gotten into it with a ton of players this year. Play the game. You're a good player, stop acting like an idiot.
I wasn't aware that you can shoot 53% from the floor when your jumpers considered "garbage" or you "can't get to the rim"
His free throw shooting is absolutely horrific, but his jumpers improved.
LOL wut? I watched basically every nationally televised Miami game this year, and more, and I think it's safe to say that LeBron's jumper has regressed from last year. I'm not just basing it on one game. He clearly doesn't have the same confidence in his shot that he had last year.
lebron is not relaxed, you need to be relaxed
You guys need to stop going purely off stats and use the eye test more. That's all I gotta say.
Granger got upset with LeBron about that elbow because there's bad history there. LeBron has thrown an elbow at him in the past and they got into it.
The Heat look awful and D Wade is in a mood... It's affecting his team.
I have never seen more missed open shot oppurtunities this season. And I watch my Sac-town kings miss tons of shots. Guys like Miller and Battier are like wide open, lol how do you miss those shots? I would be begging for an open shot as a 3 poin shooter. Idk, one of the big three should be traded away for some depth. But thats just me.
he has the highest true shooting % of his career along with the best 3pt % of his career. so either he got to the rim a lot to raise his ts% or his jumpshot improved either way you are clearly wrong
Our second unit is about to bust this game open
dwade steps out of boudns...
wow , the heat have major planning to do if they want to come back
wow , the heat have major planning to do if they want to come back
Wow... This is about to get ugly.
The Pacers are about to front run.
Will sum up their year. Spo is history, no respect from Wade. Miami is in some sh!t cause their bench is trash and their stars are not shooters. Clog the lane and bye Miami. I think Miami is not even in the finals if Rajon doesn't destroy his elbow last year.
13 point deficit with 8 mins to go is certainly doable doesn't look good but definitely some hope left
Mario Chalmers keeping Miami in it. I wish he was more aggressive all the time.
D Wade is a solid -23 for the game. Don't mean to point fingers but...
Indy is not playing imtimidated. They are getting in Miami's face on everything. They're fighting hard an not backing down. Wade looks passive and disinterested. Was that a "D Wade Flopper!" chant that broke out during his FT's on a foul by Collison?
Lmao @ the Heat
With the Heats roleplayers. I see reluctance everytime they get the ball. Like they are frozen a split second before they make a decision.
Seeing Chalmers breakout this game and helping Miami get back into it... makes me wonder how much playing with the Big 3 hurts his game. He seems capable of much more then he gets a chance to show regularly.
Pacers just destroying the Heat in every way.
I'm calling it right now... Pacers in 6.