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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Heat Reaction: Heat-Pacers Grades, Gm. 5

By Tom Haberstroh


D
LeBron James
SF
PTS: 7
REB: 2
AST: 4
STL: 0
BLK: 1
FGA-M: 2-10
ANALYSIS


LeBron opened up the game with a thunderous alley-oop slam for the first two points of the game. Aaaaand that was pretty much it. Plagued by rare foul trouble, LeBron could only chomp on his fingernails and cheer on his teammates from the bench. He passed it to Chris Bosh for the corner 3-pointer for the win, but Bosh came up empty.

C+
Dwyane Wade
SG
PTS: 18
REB: 8
AST: 7
STL: 2
BLK: 0
FGA-M: 7-14
ANALYSIS


With LeBron hampered with foul trouble early, Wade buoyed the second unit and led the Heat's rally following a slow start. But he ran into some foul trouble of his own and couldn't get into his shooting rhythm until he nailed two 3s late. This had the makings of a big night from Wade, but he struggled to carry the load and routinely coughed up the ball.

B
Chris Bosh
C
PTS: 20
REB: 10
AST: 2
STL: 2
BLK: 1
FGA-M: 9-21
ANALYSIS


They call him Big Shot Bosh in Miami, but he missed the potential go-ahead corner 3 in the final seconds. After a breakout Game 4, Bosh didn't pop from the start. He experienced some rare Bosh time in the second quarter with LeBron and Wade hitting foul trouble. He was aggressive with his shot, but the results weren't there. He needs to be more aggressive off the dribble to get to the charity stripe.

A
Rashard Lewis
PF
PTS: 18
REB: 4
AST: 0
STL: 0
BLK: 0
FGA-M: 6-10
ANALYSIS


Rashard Lewis lives for the Eastern Conference finals. Remember, he helped push the 2009 Orlando Magic into the Finals by shooting lights-out from downtown. He did it again in Game 5 with six trifectas as the short-handed Heat were desperate for scoring. Unfortunately for the Heat, six 3s weren't enough.

A
Indiana Pacers
FGM-A: 35-68 (51.5%)
3PM-A: 8-19 (41.2%)
REB: 38
TO: 12
ANALYSIS


The Paul George Game. The Pacers made a point to get Roy Hibbert touches early on, but it was George who got all the love down the stretch and made the most of it. In the first half, the Pacers couldn't score in an open gym, but George turned into a modern-day Tracy McGrady after halftime, scoring 31 points and rescuing the Pacers. George was home cooking. Game 6 in Miami.