Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I 'think' the Pacers were a more physical team. But I also think that the Heat needed to win that 1st game. They needed to take advantage of the Spurs rust which they did not. I have questions as to whether Wade can take another series of pounding and if Bosh doesn't show up it may be a short series.
Spurs didn't look too rusty to me. If anything they had the advantage in the 4th quarter due to the rest. That should all be normalized from here on out. Obviously James needs to score more than 18 points and obviously passing the ball out to Bosh for a 3 point shot is a total waste of time. Miami now has to win on the road, but if they can't do that they don't deserve it.
Long way to go. Fans always overreact to game one in any sport.