The narratives have diverged quite a bit after Game 2. While much of the talk coming from both clubs seemed eerily similar after Miami’s
“We can’t get too high after this. We have to keep our composure. We still made some mistakes defensively, but we just have to continue to focus, and be prepared for Game 3,” said Pacer power forward David West. buzzer-beating win in Game 1, what’s being said after Game 2 couldn’t be any more different.
“We need to raise our games,” Heat forward Shane Battier said. “We’ll see what we’re made of.”
“Our backs are against the wall. I think that’s what we need,” said Miami’s Chris Bosh.
All that said, the two teams enter their Game 3 match-up in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals with different scripts for their play. The Indiana Pacers have forced the Miami Heat to read from their script so far this series, and it has allowed them to take the home-court advantage away from the #1 seed. Here are three things to watch for from Miami’s perspective, that might very well allow them to flip the script on Indiana.