The Pacers have been giving the Heat a lot of trouble in their series, but if last night's 115-83 Heat win is any indication, Miami is fully prepared to bring the hammer down. The teams traded three flagrant fouls, with Dexter Pittman roughing up Lance Stephenson, Tyler Hansbrough going after Dwyane Wade, and Udonis Haslem retaliating against Hansbrough when the latter went in for a layup. Larry Bird thought his upstart Pacers were soft in this game, but was it just a fluke?


A soft team?

"I can't believe my team went soft. S-O-F-T. I'm disappointed. I never thought it would happen. That's all I have to say." -- Larry Bird

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Do you agree with Larry Bird that the Pacers were soft in their Game 5 loss to the Heat?

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Harsher penalties?

Tyler Hansbrough and Udonis Haslem were both called out for their physical play.

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Should either Tyler Hansbrough or Udonis Haslem have been charged with a Flagrant 2 foul for their actions in Game 5?

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Crucial injury?

Both David West and Danny Granger suffered sprains in Game 5. West thought his injury was due to a cheap shot, although replays were somewhat less than conclusive.

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Who would the Pacers miss more if both were less than 100 percent in Game 6?

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Game 6 winner?

After such a decisive loss in Game 5, the Pacers will have to come out with a different approach in Game 6.

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What will happen in Game 6 of the Heat-Pacers Eastern Conference semifinal?

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