Just one game last night in the NBA Playoffs, and for a blowout, there was a ton of drama in the Miami trouncing of Indiana.
Miami 115 - Indiana 83
Lebron James had 30 points, 10 boards and 8 assists to lead Miami to an easy win over Indiana. He's the only guy to put up those numbers in consecutive games in the last 25 years, too. But while the score was lopsided, the physicality was pretty evenly dispersed. Dwyane Wade was cut above his eyebrow on a hard foul by Tyler Hansbrough. Hansbrough then got hammered by Miami's Udonis Haslem, who may get suspended for it, but I don't think his foul warrants that.
In the final minute of the game, there was some scrub on scrub justice. Miami's Dexter Pittman gave Indiana's Lance Stephenson a cheap shot forearm to the throat. Stephenson angered the Heat by giving LeBron a choke sign after missing a free throw a couple games ago. Pittman will, and should be, suspended. Not like it matters, since he never plays.
I think Miami will close this thing out in the next game. Even if the league suspends Haslem for game six, the Heat could probably take it. Danny Granger hasn't been much of a factor for Indiana, but he's still a team leader. If his ankle and/or knee, both of which he tweaked last night, limit him or keep him out completely, the Pacers are done for sure.
It looks like Miami is finally finding the way to play without Chris Bosh. They were definitely out of sync when they first played without him, but now they've found a rhythm.
LeBron led the way and had a ton of highlights.
Article by Eric Gray