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.