The Blame Game
Last night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Indiana Pacers stunned the Miami Heat 78-75, winning on Miami’s court and stealing home court in the best of 7 series. And now, insert your favorite excuse here… the Heat lost because Bosh is out, LeBron was tired, D-Wade didn’t get the call at the end, LeBron should’ve taken the last shot. Say whatever you want, but the fact that LeBron and D-Wade nearly beat Indiana again (see second half of Game 1), 2 against 5 nonetheless, is incredible. I don’t think it’s LeBron’s fault at all. He played the entire 2nd half again and hit several key baskets and wasn’t afraid to mix it up in the paint. If he had taken the last shot and missed, people would still ride his back regardless. Can’t necessarily blame D-Wade either; nine times out of ten he hits that shot or gets the call…this time was the one out of ten. As for Mario Chalmers getting the last shot, percentage wise he’s a better three point shooter that LeBron or D-Wade. So, as the Heat regroup heading into Game 3 and the analysts take their shots at the two remaining superfriends, just remember-the series isn’t over yet and James and Wade are almost certain to redeem themselves. Prediction: Heat will win in 6.