It was kinda like a deja-vu from Games 4 and 5 for Indiana Pacers Thursday night against Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were once again on fire. Especially Wade who scored 41 points (17-25 from the field) and added 10 rebounds. ’Bron scored 28, Chalmers 15 and Mike Miller sinked 4 three-pointers.
Once again Pacers’ big men didn’t show up when they could have been big for their team. Roy Hibbert went for only 8 shots in the game. However, at the end Pacers just couldn’t match the Heat whole series long. Meanwhile Wade and James caught fire last 10 quarters of this series. James was spectacular in Game 4, they were both too much for Indiana in Game 5 and in Game 6 Flash finished the business.
I watched the last quarter of Game 6 and when I saw Wade putting up points in the scoreboard the way he did, I just shook my head. Dude was on fire! Let me also mention LeBron who scored points when his team needed him to. These two guys are certainly the most talented duo in the NBA.
“In the regular season, we’ve had some good games,” Wade said. “But I don’t know if we’ve ever had three in a row like that in the playoffs.”
Remember, Miami was down 2-1 in the series and it didn’t look pretty when they had to play Game 4 on the road without Chris Bosh, but somehow, someway numbers 3 and 6 made sure the Heat weren’t saying goodbye so early in the Playoffs.
“Ever since Game 3, they’ve played at such a high level,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. “I don’t know if anybody can beat them.”
It had been a very intensed series which included number of flagrant fouls, 6 technical fouls and 2 suspensions.
Miami now awaits for the winner of 76ers-Celtics series. I personally think Boston is a bigger miss-match for Miami, because they don’t really have a big man who can guard Kevin Garnett now when Chris Bosh is out, but that shouldn’t prevent the Heat from going in the NBA Finals. I am 100% that Heat will come out in the East, because their Batman and Robin will carry them no matter who stands in the way.
Indiana played pretty good whole series along, but not good enough.
Game 6 recap