Post-Game Grades: Miami Dismantles Indiana

Danny Grange may have said it best on Monday: “We’re 4-1 on paper.” Or perhaps it was Jalen Rose the other day on a Grantland Network podcast:  ”Winning is the best deodorant.” No matter which you prefer, each seems increasingly apt to describe the current state of this Pacers team, which was ran out of the gym 118-83 by the best team in the NBA.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 33 points, 13 assists and 8 rebounds. Dwyane, of course, didn’t play due to injury. Reportedly, 11 Pacer players did play, but you could have fooled me. It’s really hard to try to analyze anything without jokes in a game that was over by the 14-minute mark. In the second quarter, a game that was previously competitive became more one-sided than a George Hill/Eddy Curry see-saw ride. See, there I go again.

The Pacers shot 1-for-11 1-for-15 in the period while committing 10 turnovers.

What more is there to say? It was 62-39 at the half and turned into a pick-up game.

Express your thoughts below in the comments or yell at me on Twitter @8pts9secs.

Indiana Pacers 83 – Miami Heat 108

Topics: Miami Heat, Post-Game Grades

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  • Andy

    Hahahaha…I’m glad this post provided me some entertainment, because that game was awful.

  • JRC

    I stopped watching when West got T’d up. Miami was already outplaying us a bit, but it West was the victim of several consecutive bad calls. Needless to say, after I stopped yelling at the TV, I decided it was best to watch something else :). Never expected a win on this one anyway. On to the next game…

  • Chris D.

    I had hoped that the NJ game represented a new trend in terms of FG%. Playing an angry Heat at home the night after a tough loss was not a good scenario for the Pacers to “sneak up on them,” so to speak. But, I had hoped for something more like a 10 point margin.

    Anyhow, the one clear thing with this team is we have absolutely no shooters and Hibbert is showing no signs of ever attaining any sort of consistency. I’m starting to thing that Granger is a shooter on paper and nothing more.

    Let’s see how they bounce back. If they don’t improve their shooting very soon (like in the next 2-3 games), they will be 10 games under .500 at the break. They have a brutal run of road games coming soon and O rebounding won’t save them. Other teams will shake off the rust and start boxing out.

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  • Billy Anderson

    There must be a jr high coach somewhere in the state that can teach Tyler how to shoot a layup, and while he is at it he could work with PG on how to dribble with his off hand. If you’re going to play guard…atleast be able to dribble the ball. I think a 15 year old girl could pick his pocket. Prove me wrong blue and gold, please (I even asked nicely, which is a step in the right direction for me just ask my video game controllers).

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