I stopped watching it early in the third quarter because it's too painful. The game plan for the Indiana Pacers in tonight's game five in the best of seven Eastern conference playoffs reminds me of the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale in the 1980s against George H. W. Bush. Is Indiana trying to lose to the Miami Heat the way Mondale took a dive in the 1988 race?
There is no way that the Heat should be dominating the rest of the series when Chris Bosh is out and Indiana has the distinct advantage in the paint. If they lose it will be because the Indiana coach didn't recognize what should be patently obvious about their advantage inside and allowed the players to struggle and continue to launch bad 3 point shots from the perimeter that lead to Heat fast breaks and those damn Wade and James' dunks.