Pacers Toast Heat, 94-75, Go Up 2-1
(INDIANAPOLIS) — Roy Hibbert came up big for the Pacers in game 3. Hibbert dropped 19 points and recorded 18 rebounds in the Pacers 94-75 win over the Heat on Thursday night.
Mario Chalmers led the way for the Heat with 25 points and LeBron James added 22, but with no Chris Bosh to go to for the foreseeable future, Dwyane Wade only scored five points and was 2 of 13 from the field in the loss.
Wade even had a verbal exchange with head coach Erik Spoelstra during the third quarter.
“I don’t even remember what you all are talking about,” Wade said when asked about the exchange.
“That happens,” Spoelstra said of the disagreement in the third. “Anybody that has been part of a team or has been a coach or been a player, you have no idea how often things like that happen. That was during a very emotional part of the game. We were getting our butt kicked. Those exchanges happen all the time during the course of an NBA season.”
The Pacers will look to go up 3-1 at home on Sunday, but head coach Frank Vogel says they aren’t looking past Miami just yet.
“We’re certainly happy with the win,” said Vogel. “But we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Game 4 is Sunday night.
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