INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 17: Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers looks to pass under pressure from Joel Anthony #50 of the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 17, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Heat 94-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Miami Heat are down 2-1 in their series against the Indiana Pacers heading into Sunday's Game 4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Dwyane Wade is still dealing with lingering leg pain coming off a five-point performance in Game 3.
The Miami Heat are on the road for what should prove to be a pivotal Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers. Down 2-1 in the 2012 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal, the Heat desperately need to regroup after losing 94-75 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
The Heat are missing Chris Bosh much more than they could have imagined. Dwyane Wade was abysmal in Game 3, going just 2-for-13 from the field for just five points total. He was held scoreless in the first half of a playoff game for just the third time in his career. LeBron James, now accustomed to not having to shoulder the scoring load by himself on a nightly basis, managed 22 points on a night he needed to be superhuman.
Meanwhile, the Pacers' frontcourt dominated with Bosh out of the picture. Roy Hibbert put up 19 points and 18 rebounds in the win, helping the Indiana to a 52-36 advantage on the boards. With Wade dealing with lingering leg pain, the Pacers could assume a stranglehold over the Heat with a win.
Sunday's Game 4 will tip off at 3:30 p.m ET on Sunday. ABC will host the national telecast.