The Miami Heat after 6 games and a lot of fouls are finally moving onto Round 3. Thursday night’s game was probably the best the Indiana Pacers have played. The Heat won, 105-93. It wasn’t until the 4th quarter that the Heat really pulled away from them. Maybe the Pacers were motivated by team President Larry Bird calling them ‘soft’ after Game 5. I don’t know how you can call a team ‘soft’ when they are making choke symbols and causing opposing players to bleed from the head. You have to feel for the Pacers who despite being a solid team are pretty much ignored by the media. I don’t think it’s the team so much as Indiana, it just doesn’t excite the media like Miami or Los Angeles. And really they shouldn’t feel bad because people constantly forget about the Spurs until it’s playoff time.
Regardless it was a fight to till the 4th quarter tonight. David West put up 24 points for the Pacers to lead the pack. Every starter for the Pacers put up double digits. But it was no match for Dwayne Wade who put up an amazing 41 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat. LeBron James had 28 points and 6 rebounds. Even if the Pacers were playing at their best there was no way they could outscore the Heat.
Now the Heat will wait until Monday when they will face either the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers.
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