Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Most thought Game 5 in Miami would be a competitive was anything but that from about the last minute and a half of the 2nd quarter through the remainder of the game. The Pacers just looked as if they just gave up.

The Miami Heat are one game away from going back to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Indiana Pacers got hammered 115-83. Not only did the Heat beat the Pacers down, they would also leave a few players  with some nicks and bruises. Danny Granger suffered a ankle sprain after coming down on LeBron's foot...David West left the game with what appeared to be a minor knee injury. Not only were those two players injured but in the closing seconds of the game, Heat center Dexter Pittman went to "box out" and sent a forearm to Pacers guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson gave the "choke" gesture towards the LeBron James in game 3. I guess this was retaliation. Either way, it was uncalled for. Im sure league officials will look at that, along with the Hansbrough foul on Wade and the Haslem foul on Hansbrough.

Depsite all the fouls, the Heat managed to shoot a  franchise playoff record 61 percent from the field. Thats the best if any team in the playoffs this season. The Heat finally got the transition game going, scoring  29 transition points in Game 5. Miami is now 6-0 this postseason when they score at least 14 points on fastbreaks. In each of the Heat's three losses this postseason, they were outscored in transition. The highlight play of the game, had to be in the 3rd quarter. Chalmers sent a outlet pass to LeBron James, that appeared as if it was going out of bounds. James caught the pass with one hand, while falling backwards and then slung the pass to Wade for the dunk!

The Heat will try to close out the Pacers in game 6 in Indiana Thursday night at 8:00 on TNT.

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