Dwyane Wade fizzles as the Miami Heat lose to Pacers 94-75
INDIANAPOLIS –The Miami Heat can officially press the panic button. In doing so, it would be the best thing for them as the Heat and Coach Erik Spoelstra need to come to a firm understanding of what is about to happen.
They are no longer in the zone where they can just cruise over people with a mere flick of their wrist.
Much like the 76ers who capitalized on the Bulls when they suffered key injuries in the quarterfinals, the Pacers are keying in on the holes filled by the absence of Chris Bosh.
It has been evident since the formation of that Big Three that Bosh is the dot connector.
The Heat has to change up how they do things to topple a team that still can and should beat.
In Game 2 of their semifinals series against the Pacers they were dominated in the second half. They allowed the Pacers to hand it to them in a sordid fashion.
In doing so they are now down a game and they have to reconfigure a plan that will displace the Pacers mode of attack.
In Game 1 even without Bosh in the second half, the Pacers could not handle the Heat.
They went back to the film, reset the chess board and rerouted how they are doing things. Spoelstra has to do the same thing and moving LeBron James around is not the answer.
As the world waits on the emergence of James the champion, he is doing his part scoring 22 in Game 2.
Who is in a slump right now is one Dwyane Wade who shot a miserable 2-of-13 from the field and scored a total of 5 points.
With Bosh out, if Wade does not get hot and stay hot, the Heat will burn out and that will be that.
Mario Chalmers paced the Heat with 25 points.
The Pacers spread out four players that hit double numbers with George Hill racking up 20, Roy Hibbert double-doubling with 19 and 19 rebounds, Granger adding 17 and David West providing 14.