The Indiana Pacers picked up a bad loss on Tuesday night that saw its share of physical altercations. Unfortunately for Indiana, the majority of the physicality came from the Miami Heat as they cruised to a 115-83 victory.
Nobody seemed to be quite as upset as Pacers' president of basketball operations Larry Bird, however, as he unloaded on his team for being "soft" in Tuesday night's drubbing.
Larry Bird: "I can't believe my team went soft. S-O-F-T. I'm disappointed. I never thought it would happen."— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA) May 23, 2012
That comment will almost certainly lead to one of the Pacers trying to prove they're not soft in Game 6 and then, maybe, this series will look the way basketball was played back in Bird's heyday.