The major storylines will all focus on Dwyane Wade’s tirade, but here are a couple trends to watch for Game 4:
1. Roy Hibbert stopped posting up and started doing more damage in the high post. Instead of trying to force feed Hibbert the ball against Miami’s aggressive double teams, the Pacers involved Hibbert in side pick and rolls and had him pop to the elbow. This opened up the floor and allowed them to find a pressure release when the Heat inevitably trapped those plays. Hibbert also was able to take advantage of the Heat’s pressure by attacking the offensive glass. With Miami still scrambling from trapping the ball, Hibbert was able to get some offensive rebounds.
2. At some point, the Heat are going to hit some threes. Even as the game was slipping away, they had plenty of makeable looks that just didn’t go down. There will be a game where they will. That’s the major reason why this series is far from over.