Is it time to panic? Are you nervous yet?
The Heat's 78-75 loss to the Pacers on Tuesday was Miami's first home playoff loss since the 2011 NBA Finals. It also was the Heat's first game without Chris Bosh in the lineup. While Dwyane Wade said playing without Bosh wasn't the difference in winning and losing in Game 2, it sure didn't help not having Bosh in the lineup.
Consider this: Udonis Haslem, Ronny Turiaf and Joel Anthony combined for seven points in Game 2. Yep, I'd say not having Bosh was a pretty big deal.
Another thing to ponder: Why can't the Heat make three-point shots anymore? The Heat was 1 of 16 from three-point range in Game 2 after going 0 of 6 in Game 1.
IT WAS OVER WHEN...
Mario Chalmers missed a contested three-pointer at the buzzer. After the game, Chalmers said he was fouled in the act of shooting. Hopefully he won't be fined for criticizing officials.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra suggested that fatigue contributed to LeBron James' missed free throws late in the fourth quarter. James missed a pair of free throws with 54.3 seconds left that could have given the Heat a one-point lead. James said after the game that fatigue wasn't an issue and that he just needed to make his free throws in Game 3.
WADE'S TEMPORARY INSANITY
Wade was a man possessed in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 of the Heat's 23 points. In no one way did Wade cost the Heat the game with his flagrant foul on Darren Collision. But, still. You'd think Wade has enough experience in the playoffs at this point to keep a level head when he's not getting calls.
Tuesday's loss snapped a 13-game postseason home-winning streak against Eastern Conference teams for the Heat.