No way are the
Three-peat? The Heat has had trouble winning three games in a row since early March.
Indiana has gone 10-13 since March 4, failing to top 100 points 17 times and stumbling its way to that regrettable 23-point first half against Atlanta. When Pacers center
Miami has been nearly as dreadful. The Heat are 11-13 since March 4, with
In the good news department, when the Pacers and Heat played each other late last month … somebody had to win! Indiana emerged with an 84-83 victory that might have meant something had the Pacers not lost their next three games.
Miami went on to win six of its next 10 games before Coach
Everyone who figured it would be Pacers versus Heat in the conference finals — i.e. 99.9% of prognosticators — might eventually be right, but it's not going to be the idle stroll toward Biscayne Boulevard long envisioned.
Indiana must figure out how to score again to get past Atlanta in the first round after the embarrassment of the Pacers' last game against the
Given the way things have gone recently for the Heat and Pacers, getting to the conference finals is suddenly no joke.