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Wednesday, May 22
LeBron with three fouls. Heat 53, Pacers 53
Among centers who are in the building tonight, Chris Bosh and Alonzo Mourning so far have the same number of rebounds.
Haslem needs to shoot that
Heat crashing boards hard to begin the second half. LeBron now with 14 points. Heat 49, Pacers 44
That's a 12-2 run to open third quarter.
This is a 12-2 run, started by Chalmers' steal and layup.
James 3-pointer off offensive rebound, the type of play that typically haunts the Heat.
West offensive foul, fourth, with 10:19 to play in third, stays in.
David West with four fouls. Begin conspiracy theories ... now.
Bosh's primary objective here should be driving at West and picking up a 4th foul
Key could be who gets next foul first, Bosh or West.
Now Chalmers hurt his left shoulder. Rough night for him.
Crazy: Ray Allen has been scoreless in 11 of 14 quarters against the Pacers this season.
47: number of combined turnovers and fouls in this game so far. Tied for most in a first half this postseason.
David West hasn't taken advantage of a "mismatch" tonight. He's just been great, even against size.
Miami's goal is to turn it over fewer than 13 times in the game. Turned it over 13 times in the half.
Heat with 13 first-half turnovers. Entering Game 1, Heat was averaging 14.8 turnovers per game in the playoffs.
It might be time for Mike Miller to fire up his team and the crowd in the second half. Someone needs to spread the floor with their shooting
David West outscored Miami's Big Three 18-17 by himself in the first half. Pacers up 42-37 in a foul fest.
Ugly half, full of fouls, turnovers and missed 3s. Indiana leads 42-37. Biggest stat: West has 3 fouls.
Heat with 15 second-quarter points. Pacers 42-37 at half. They are 8-0 in these playoffs when leading at halftime.
Three fouls on Lance Stephenson now. That one coming with three seconds left in the half.
Why not sub in LeBron now?
LeBron seemed to question Spo's decision to take him out in favor of Dwyane for the last minute of half. LeBron has 2 fouls; Wade 0.
Twenty three turnovers, twenty one fouls. Ooh this is fun.
Hmm, Mario or bust.
Heat with 12 turnovers, that wasn't supposed to be their truth.
Another baseline dunk for the Heat, this time from Haslem. And now Haslem absorbs a charge by David West, who has three fouls.
Chris Bosh yet again left to feel like an outsider in Heat-Pacers. Three fouls in 11 minutes.
Shane Battier now guarding Roy Hibbert. This should be fun.
Heat is 3 of 6 from the free-throw line. Pacers 5 of 5.
David West (18) has more points than LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined (17).
Wade doesn't look the slightest bit limited tonight
Pacers 33, Heat 30. Spoelstra calls timeout to discuss his team's defensive identity against David West.
It's looking like LeBron will be picking up the David West assignment in the final 6 minutes.
David West with the Pacers' last six points. Heat can't stop him. He has 16 points.
Tony Brothers blowing the whistle enough, well, for pair of Tony brothers.
LeBron checking back into the game. Allen out.
Not enough whistles in this game.
Third baseline cut for Birdman this half. Heat 28, Pacers 28.
Birdman, Bird slam!
And Norris Cole's defense on that possession was exceptional....
Norris Cole's defense on that possession was exceptional
David West 6 of 7.
David West is now 30-of-44 against the Heat this season.
I thought Chris Andersen bled ink.
Nice drive by Wade. With this lineup he needs to shoulder more of the scoring load. Some outside shooting from Battier and Allen would help.
The Birdman has a bloody nose.
Game stopped for Bird blood.
Well, hello there Dwyane Wade. Good seeing you again.
But, again, if they're going to call the game this tight, it ultimately favors Heat.
Haven't tweeted much about the game, because I'm not sure there's been a game between the whistles. Both ends, let them play.
Five-second call on Dwyane Wade. Yep.
For those just tuning into the playoffs, Kid 'N Ray = Norris Cole and Ray Allen. (courtesy @shandelrich)
Wade called for five-second isolation violation. No, really.
Just the third time going back to beginning of the season that LeBron has picked up two fouls in the first quarter.
Heat 22, Pacers 21 after 1Q. LeBron with nine points and two fouls.
Pacers with seven first-quarter turnovers, but Heat only up 22-21 going into second.
Miami leads 22-21 after Q1.... LeBron w/ 9. Hibbert is 2-for-7. West getting what he wants.
Heat up 22-21 after one, but story of the game is foul trouble. LeBron, Bosh and Haslem all w/ 2 fouls. Hibbert only 1.
Early foul trouble for LeBron, something that just doesn't happen, two with 1:10 to play in first quarter.
Birdman and Hansbrough getting into it. That didn't take long. And now LeBron has his second foul and takes a seat.
That's two fouls on Bosh, James, Haslem
And Chalmers doing that....
Battier driving, Hibbert shooting 21-footers. Just like everyone broke it down.
No flagrant, after review. Called on Ginobili instead.
Looks like a flagrant on Battier for that drive into Hibbert, the rare flagrant on an offensive move.
Who suffered more pain during that Shane Battier drive: Roy Hibbert or the audience?
David West is playing in this one like he has in the regular-season series, as a Pacers leading man.
Battier with the flying knee through the lane straight playground style. Offensive foul.
I can't un-see that Battier drive. It burns my eyes.
I'd rather watch Shane Battier cook gnocchi
Frank Vogel has to be thrilled with the Heat's shot selection so far. 20-foot jumpers are what the Pacers want.
Yes, Haslem has two, also, but he's not called upon for as many minutes.
Mario Chalmers comes up hobbling after last basket. But seems to be moving better now.
Chalmers tells Wade he's OK
LeBron on Stephenson, which they've done before, makes sense. Paul George works more in pick and roll. Lance can be limited 1-on-1.
Looks like right foot is bothering Chalmers
Chalmers hurt something. May be lower leg.
David West is now at over 70 percent against the Heat this season.
Bosh second foul with 5:10 left in first quarter, so Shane Battier enters for him instead of Haslem.
Bosh and Haslem each have 2 fouls. Here comes Shane Battier for Bosh.
Now during timeout, videoboards showing parts of Pitbull's "White Hot Heat" music video, which will be available online after the game.
Miami's starting lineup just needs to stay even with Pacers in this series, because of the bench disparity.
The "mid-range game is a lost art!" Guy has been very quiet tonight.
LeBron with nine pts in six minutes.
LeBron LeFeeling it.
Fast pace definitely favors Heat. Pacers can't play at this speed.
Roy Hibbert looking gassed, caught double-teapotting down the court and fouls LeBron for an and-one.
Pacers up to five turnovers in less than six minutes. Heat quickly cashing in, a key series storyline.
LeBron continues to guard Stephenson, with Wade on George. Same as in April.
So important for Bosh to hit the midrange jumper consistently and draw out his defender.
Wade looks to be wearing extra protection over right knee tonight. Almost looks like a brace the wrapping is so thick.
LeBron must have told Wade before the game that he'd cover Lance Stephenson tonight.
Hibbert opens defensively on Haslem, as expected.
Plenty of White Hot in the arena, and Pat Riley, of course, in a dark suit.