So, here's what Larry Bird had to say after Game 5:
"I can't believe my team went soft. S.O.F.T. I'm disappointed. I never thought it would happen."
Apparently, spelling the word 'soft' has a more powerful effect than just saying it. I wonder what Pat Riley would spell after Game 5. B.L.O.O.D. E.L.B.O.W. W.A.R.R.I.O.R. P.U.R.I.T.Y.
In all seriousness, there was nothing soft about the Pacers on Tuesday. They just couldn't keep up. Slowing down the Heat will obviously be a priority. Miami outscored the Pacers 22-2 in fast-break points.