The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 in another thriller Tuesday night and in turn stole home-court advantage in the series heading into Saturday night's matchup in Miami.
The win basically deletes the meaning of the entire regular season, taking away home court from the first-seed Pacers and placing it in the Heat locker room. All the Pacers talked about during the year was how important home court was to the them, and -- poof -- it's gone! You know what they say: If you love home court, let it go; if it comes back to you, hahahahahaha just kidding, dummies -- it's not coming back to you!
On a night when LeBron James was off, Dwyane Wade once again proved why you never count him out. I'm looking at you, Bill Simmons.
Wade scored 23 points on 10-16 shooting, consistently carrying the Heat on his back like a backpack full of rocks during the toughest stretches. The more people doubt Wade, the more he sticks it to them. In a season when pundits claim he is riding LeBron's coattails, he is the reason this team is in control of the Eastern Conference finals. When will they learn? I hope never, because it's obvious at this point that Dwyane Wade eats their doubt and shits his greatness. I love when Dwyane shits greatness.
It was a weird night for LeBron. He seemed off until the very end but snapped out of it just in the nick of time. He scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and added to Wade's ten in that stretch. The duo scored 22 of the Heat's final 25 points the last period. The pair owned "winning time" in game two and sent Pacers fans to the exits with 25 seconds left.
— Justin Kaminsky (@SuperKam28) May 21, 2014
And of course you knew it was coming: LELBRON IT, INTERNET!
— Jason Auricchio (@JasonAur) May 21, 2014
Back-to-back champeens! Thought you knew, 'Merica! Three of the next four games will be played at 601 Biscayne Blvd. Your attendance is requested, and it is asked that you wear white.
Countdown continues...Heat win a thriller pic.twitter.com/XEEIuWtqtC
— Roy Bellamy (@roybelly) May 21, 2014
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 21, 2014
DWYANE WADE has been the man this series pic.twitter.com/eUuDbfkYcI
— nick VII (@sliknic) May 21, 2014
FACTS!!!!!! "@SportsCenter: "Dwyane Wade is the 3rd best shooting guard to ever play this game, behind Jordan and Bryant." - Mark Jackson"
— BreWade✊ (@coollike_brezzy) May 21, 2014
— Rizz (@Rizzmigizz) May 21, 2014
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My Belief is stronger than your doubt- Dwyane "flash" Wade
— THREE-PEAT (@ochyxserhueh) May 21, 2014
Truth. So much of it. In one tweet. RT @DatRoroKid Never question Wade. Fuckin NEVER.
— Chris Joseph (@byChrisJoseph) May 21, 2014
How I sleep after a Heat win. pic.twitter.com/CIwlNZQK5n
— Washed up Frank (@SubstitutePapi) May 21, 2014