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And Another Thing


A few brief thoughts

So, apparently the Heat now have no chance to beat the Pacers, just a few short days after the Pacers had no chance to beat the Heat.

Instant analysis is so much fun. And as random as wheat blowing in a shifting wind.

Here's the reality of this: The Heat have nothing inside without Chris Bosh but the Rockford Lightning, and, without Bosh, they don't have enough people to guard everyone on the Pacers who can hurt them. LeBron has played all five positions on the defensive end so far in this series, but even he can't play all five at once.

And who knows what's going on in D-Wade's head right now, after he led the team in pouting in Game 3.

Sooo, yes, if the Pacers smell all the blood in the water and come out ready to step on the Heat's throat, this could be all but over by 6 p.m. or so today.

However .... this is the NBA. Momentum changes sides there faster than a flip-flopping politician.

So here's your alternate scenario: LeBron and D-Wade come out ticked off at all the "Heat are finished" talk, go for about 30 apiece, and the Heat put the upstarts in their place. Suddenly this series is going back to Miami tied at 2, and it's the Pacers who are in trouble.

At least until Game 5, that is.

Ben Smith's blog.