Pacers @ Heat
No Bosh at all tonight, does that impact the Heat? They were fine without him for the time he was out last game, but that wasn't for the entire game. I'd love to see the Pacers grab an away game win to make things interesting, Hibbert has an opportunity to focus up without the concerns of defending and elite scorer in the post ( Unless Lebron goes big).
Hibbert is there focus early, double teams are leaving west open
"does that impact the Heat?"
yes, a ton. not only do we loose his production, we loose his length and ability to stretch the floor, which are essential for the heat.
Chalmers, Haslem, Turiaf, Battier, and Miller (in that order) have to step up huge to make up for Bosh.
It's all transition play and isos for the heat at the moment
It's all transition play and isos for the heat at the moment
These playoff games just look to big for Paul George at this point. His shot looks so forced, Hibbert and Hill/Collison need to be big today.
Norris Cole plays great defense.
God damn this officiating sucks
only games were opposing teams get smothered bumped and held and get no calls while the Heat get pitty pat fouls and bull &$#%#&@! charges
Are struggling to develop any offense. And btw you might as well say you hate home games. Because the Lakers, Clippers, Thunder, and Celtics all get away with the same things.
Wade is a dirt A$$ B!TCH. Unecessary foul.
I want The Heats to go down so bad.
I like how the refs just ignored like 2-3 Pacers screaming time out before that jumpball...
Indiana lacks that true go to guy but they trust each other which is why they got a shot at beating the Cheat
GREAT block by Paul George
You got to love the NBA... Where LeBron James jumps over your back and you're called for the foul...
Granger played like the Man.
why on earth are the pacers NOT giving the ball in the post to Hibbert or West?????????????????????????? my God!!!
the 1st hour of First Take will be about LeBron's missed FT's
Free throws, missed by Lebron James. In b4 skip bayless
Man this game is intense, CRUCIAL possession for the pacers!
If the Knicks had their depth that series would have been way better, this is a prime example of how slowing the Cheat down is their achilles heel
LeBron missed those 2 free-throws, but D. Wade is 8-21.
Wonder who spoelstra draws the play for Wade or Lebron, my guess is Wade.
And then D. Wade misses a bunny.
He deserves blame.
Let's close this sh*t out Indiana.
100 million dollars they dont go to LeBron
Goerge Hill has great Defence with those freakish long arms.
Just let LeBron shoot. Win or lose, let's see what happens for this final play
Ta HAhhhh Fack You Heats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anybody still think this series is going 5 lol?
Pacers held Heat to less than 35% shooting. Clap, clap, clap, clap...
I like having David West on this team. "This is only one game."
Wow Spoelstra drew up the final play for chalmers? If they were going draw up a play for a shooter i thought it would have been James Jones.
Yikes! on that last play
Great, grind it out game. Pacers were going to steal one at AA arena. I had this as a 6 game series prior to the Bosh injury but I think it'll take a game 7 judging by tonight
Just how important bosh really was. Wow, Miami had to play intense defense because they were missing Bosh's offense. That is crazy.
LMFAO... And the no Bosh excuses begin.
Be honest here Indianna, I realize you are happy. But lets not get crazy, nobody is taking anything from the Pacers, they are still impressive. Hell if it weren't for freethrows and some bs calls, Pacers would of pulled away long ago. But lets not be blind and not see clearly what Heat's offense is missing.
Hopefully he stays missing.
Skip Bayless is going to have a field day tomorrow.
"Hibbert will be able to live in the post more, we know this. But there is not one player on the Pacers that measure up to either Wade, nor Lebron. There is no excuse for LeBron should he fail. Its still likely that he won't fail. Chris Bosh is out for the series, not out for the playoffs (I'm assuming). This means now Lebron and Wade are going on full blast. Even though Bosh's third option points will be missed, its the playoffs. And the playoffs are all about surprise performances. And unfortunately for the Pacers, no team does it better on both sides of the court." - KayJay
Let's not backtrack now KayJay.
untill the road team wins a game.Welcome to the second round Pacers and Heat.
F ing Skip Bayless saying Prince James is a choke artist. Would he be right?
LeBron is justr giving Skip Bayless more ammo lol.
When LeBron was at the line, who did NOT expect him to miss at least one of those free-throws? I mean, hasn't this been LeBron most of his career?
However, for Wade to keep getting a pass is sad. He's honestly not played well two games in a row. LeBron is doing all of the heavy lifting whenever you get done with it. Wade missed a wide open layup today.
Wade living off of a clutch reputation from years ago.
Didn't watch the game, and haven't read any comments yet but I'm going to make the safe assumption that everyone blames LeBron for the loss.
To be honest, I don't care if Lebron chokes away game 2, I care if he chokes away the series. He'll bounce back, Wade didn't do well either, that was a nice move either however he botched the shot.
I expect Miami to win in 6, but here's the one thing that seems like might happen, Lebron continues with his all-around dominanace but Wade dissapoints. I wonder what would happen if we see historic efforts from Lebrona dn Heat still lose, I wonder how the media would interpret that one. Big win for the Pacers, go home and try to get a couple huge wins in front of your home crowd.
i still think mia wins this series...... both teams missed key ft's.... good game... i didnt mind wade or lebron not getting the last shot...... both guys struggled shooting and lebron was 0-4 for 3.....
I don't care about what LeBron or Wade didn't do...
I care about what the Pacers did do and they held the Heat to under 35% shooting and hurt them on the boards. There were at least two or three clutch possessions where the Pacers got the offensive rebounds.
The Pacers crowd will be rocking at home. IF the Pacers continue to defend, rebound and start making free-throws like they normally do, this is going to be a long series.
Should have made those freethrows, but lets be honest by that point he'd already played 42 minutes while playing incredible defense (6 steals) just to keep the pacers from running the heat out of the game...The truth is Lebron was really the only reason it was close. This is just another example of the fact that for the Heat to win any series Lebron has to put forth a superhuman effort every game, which is close to physically impossible.I don't care what anyone says , if you finish the game with 28 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals you did more than did your part. If this seems like I'm making irrational excuses for Lebron its only because every Lebron "not being clutch" statement is completely inaccurate and distorts other people's perception of him on every level. Especially the ones who are just bandwagoners who don't really watch and or understand basketball. The rest of the Heat need to step up, Lebron can't play 43 minutes and have 35 plus everygame.
"LMFAO... And the no Bosh excuses begin"
i don't see what's so funny, he is extremely important to the heat... spo last year called him the most important player in the team. w/ bosh out, pacers went from having NO chance, to having some...
What a Biitch. I know it'll never happen, but he should get suspended for this just like Jason Smith did for his flagrant foul on Griffin.
+1 for you sir.