Pacers dominate struggling Heat; Spurs cruise to another win against Clippers

Before the series between the Heat and Pacers began, I knew that if Pacers center Roy Hibbert ever had a good-to-great game there would be zero chance of the Heat winning the game. That is exactly what happened last night. Hibbert dominated inside (19pts, 18reb, 5blk) as he led the Pacers to rout the Heat 94-75 and take a 2-1 lead in the series. Without Bosh the Heat needed their stars to step up but aside from LeBron James and Mario Chalmers no other Heat player impacted the game. Lots of attention was put on Wade who clearly looked banged up and scored only 5 points. A bigger story around him was a clash between Wade and head coach Spolstra, incidents that are always overblown. It’s a hostile environment and when a team is losing as bad as the Heat were at the time, tempers will flare so it’s nothing to worry about. The Heat need to worry about the Pacers because Indiana has all the momentum now playing with confidence and determination.

More of the same between the Spurs and Clippers except the Spurs managed to do win in a different way. The Spurs dominated in the paint (50 points) on route to a 105-88 victory and what looks like a decisive 2-0 lead in the series. The Clippers just look outmatched in every part of the game and Chris Paul has been frustrated the entire time. He had more turnovers (eight) than points and assists combined. Scary stat because if Paul can’t make changes to bring his game up these next two games in Los Angeles then this series will be over very quickly. The Spurs can continue to do the same, go through Duncan and Parker to make this another step towards the ultimate prize in June.

Tonight’s games:
Game 4: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
8:00ET (BOS leads 2-1)
After the Celtics dominated game 3 how will the 76ers respond once again at home? Boston executed their game plan perfectly last game so I could see this game being much closer after adjustment are made on both sides. If the Celtics win tonight this series is probably over.

Game 3: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
10:30ET (OKC leads 1-0)
Can the Lakers bounce back at home after a disastrous finish in game 2? Can the Thunder take advantage of a furious rally and continue their momentum on the road? The Lakers aren’t coming back from 0-3 so you can pretty much label this a “must win” in their books.


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Boz
Boz

Ooo...

audreym
audreym

First of all KobeBryan,

You are one to talk...a guy who ONLY has White girls in his profile and appears to only fantasize about/like white girls. Puuhllleeezzz

Second to all the other stupid people

Basketball was INVENTED and PLAYED by WHITE men wayyy before Black men. Today White men own all these teams and the money ... blacks are just used as slaves for the games in some sense.

Get your OWN identity Black people.

Boz
Boz

wouldn't it be funny if audreym is actually not white but she wanted to be white so bad that she hate herself and start hating all non white people too? lol.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Racist people are pathetic lol

Boz
Boz

The fact that her comments still get comment rock is just amazing.

skilligan
skilligan

why did your parents deprive you of oxygen at birth? and who are the idiots who like u?

audreym
audreym

No honey i say correct shit. Blacks have nothing to their credit...well there is hiv...and crime...and...ya i can keep going.

If you like sports go play them and not sit on your ass all day watching them like a loser/retard. STOP funding these people! They are over payed

Super Secret
Super Secret

Are you looking for attention because you say some really stupid shit.

audreym
audreym

I repeat ONLY retards with too much extra time on their hands watch team sports.

Besides all i see is two apes playing basketball...a white man's game. The irony...

skilligan
skilligan

22 and 7 is not BAD, especially when your team only scores in the 70's and your #2 player has FIVE, this should ALL be about Wade, ALL of it

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Wade was a non factor.

I'm just saying you should expect more from someone who was just crowned MVP.

Same problems, different year.

The Heat as a whole is ass.

skilligan
skilligan

everyone is hurt this time of year, he was just bad

skilligan
skilligan

I am not a Lebron fan, I am a Sixers fan I just understand the game, in the half Lebron was MIA he scored more than Wade scored the whole game

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Lets not forget LeBron being MIA in the 2nd half also.

You know you jaded LBJ fans seem to never blame him.

crackrocks
crackrocks

looks like the Heat are gettin burnt

;)

Moe
Moe

dude, it's lookin' like the Heat are gonna be out.

wow. seriously, unbelievable!

miley syphylis
miley syphylis

guess u don't watch ESPN. their roasting wade even though he was hurt

skilligan
skilligan

Bosh being hurt has ruined the Heat's floor balance and Wade sucked, SUCKED and has received little to no criticism for it