With the off day today, I wanted to give a look at how the Pacers have been playing this series. For the first three games, this Pacers team looked evenly matched and right there ready to take down the Miami Heat. Their defense was ridiculous. Their offense was flowing, and life was looking good.
But the last two quarters of game four and all of game five has the confidence shaken of the Pacers. Last night’s game, they looked like they couldn’t do anything out there. I knew the game was getting out of hand once the Heat put that run together towards the end of the first half. Sure, it was a nine point lead, and that’s close enough to make a comeback. But that was not in the cards last night as the Heat ran off in the third and kept pouring it on in the fourth quarter.
Game six is tomorrow night, and the Pacers have to find what worked so well in those first games. Too bad they couldn’t have bottled it up and use it for tomorrow. I think early one, we will see if this Pacers team will put up the fight to force a game seven or if it’s just not in the cards for the Pacers to upset the Miami Heat this second round.