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Wade, LeBron put on show, carried Heat past Pacers (VIDEO)

Dec 19, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

The Heat can be a little nonchalant about the regular season at times, but the Indiana Pacers got their attention. There’s a budding rivalry here (although it lacks someone to really stir the pot) and after the Pacers hot start to the season then win over the Heat eight days before, Miami’s key players showed up ready to go. Don’t take my word for it, ask Mario Chalmers.

LeBron James and Dywane Wade were attacking against the Pacers. LeBron had 24 points and some big dunks. Wade had 32 points and was 11-of-15 inside eight feet. You can see it in the video above. When those two are both scoring, especially getting some easy buckets in transition, the Heat are very hard to beat.

The Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and Pacers is going to be a lot of fun this season.

  1. bougin89 - Dec 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    The bizarro world antistratfordian would say:

    “The Pacers know it’s foolish to sell out for a game in December. This game means nothing. They packed it in for the 4th quarter because it didn’t matter.”

    I however do think this game mattered, especially for the Pacers. I think they need homecourt advantage to upset the Heat in the playoffs this year.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Pacers got robbed!

  2. Jeff - Dec 19, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Chicken and eggs hatching. Might not be either team in the ECF.

    • shanelsweet - Dec 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      I thought the same thing. Ask Chicago what happens to dreams when the injury bug bites your best players.

      • patsfan92 - Dec 19, 2013 at 3:06 PM


  3. chadley71 - Dec 19, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    kind of strange how LBJ can have 3 fouls in the first half and not be called for another foul the rest of the game… that’s right, all of his crying at halftime must have “payed off”

  4. davidly - Dec 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Re. D. Patrick vid: Pops a great coach and all, but if you’re gonna keep limit your franchise player’s minutes so he’ll be ready in the playoffs, you don’t yank him on crucial possessions in a closeout game where he just happens to be having a career game.

  5. chargerdillon - Dec 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    The Pacers got robbed? Wow…..

    The Pacers out-muscled the Heat up until the last 10 minutes of the game and then they just got outskilled and played like this game was too big for them.

    If there is any rivalry that’s going to happen for the Heat and the Pacers, the Pacers need to be able to close out games like these when they are in the winning position.

    Everything about this game is exactly what happened to the Pacers last year in the playoffs. Put that heel on the throat and DON’T LET UP or this will be the same result in the Eastern Finals.

  6. toycannoni - Dec 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    the pacers got robbed??….lol….starting to sound like a silly lakers fan…more like the pacers blow a 15 point lead

    just another meaningless game….the finals will decide it just like they always do

    bottom line, to blow a 15 point lead in the 4th quarter tells me indy isn’t ready for the bright lights, just like the last 2 years have proven

    dwade stepping up like the champ he is, only proves the heat are indestructable when the big 3 are healthy

    the king kept his team alive, and he led them back to win it….

    there’s a reason he’s the greatest player in the game, 4 mvp’s in 5 years says all you need to know

  7. nard100 - Dec 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    The pacers got robbed?! The starters were hitting everything under the sun for 3 and a half qtrs and then just choked at the end. By the way, Spoelstra, the guy who is just riding on the big 3’s coat tails, put a pretty good plan in place for dealing with Hibbard huh? And that by Hibbert’s own admission. The heat should have one the first one, but didn’t keep it going at the end. Tonight, the pacers did everything they could and got great support from their bench and it STILL wasn’t enough. Even if you give the foul at the end, you get 2 free throws and still lose. LOL

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