Waiters and Hollis Thompson both looked great this morning. Waiters always in attack mode. Thompson shot lights out
Next up @impactbball Justin Hamilton, Xavier Gibson, Ashton Gibbs
If Xavier Gibson played like he worked out today, he'd be a first round pick. Tons of talent there, but no motor at Florida State
RT @Wanderlester: @KBergCBS Please tell me that you will be covering the NHL lockout (if it happens). How u?
Watching @dionwaiters3 5-on-5 now. He likes to use the word "destroy" and that's what he's doing right now. Wow.
Vogel on LeBron saying Danny Granger is acting "stupid:" "Danny has done nothing to initiate any of that stuff."
Vogel: "Whether it's an elbow after the whistle, slap of the wrist after the whistle, Chalmers knocking the ball away after the whistle..."
Vogel: "We're just not going to be intimidated in this series by antics like that after the whistle."
Pacers are all kinds of overwhelmed here early as Miami runs to a 12-5 lead.
After LeBron transition dunk, he and Hibbert bumped shoulders heading into timeout. Chippiness continues.
Battier with three 3-pointers already. Uh-oh.
Battier had been 3-for-12 from 3-point range in the series. Deep shooting changes everything for the Heat without Bosh.
LeBron caps first quarter with a three in Danny Granger's mug, Heat lead 26-20. The Big Two, LeBron and Battier, have nine each.
Easy call, flagrant-one on Hansbrough. Windup, follow-through.
Now Wade is bleeding above his right eye, a la Udonis Haslem.
Now Haslem decked Hansbrough, came down on his face with both arms. Flagrant-one, it is ruled.
Haslem is lucky to still be in the game. If that wasn't unnecessary and excessive ...
The league will take a look at that Haslem flagrant, as it does all. Winning here just became crucial for Miami, because he may get a game.
As @christomasson points out, officials should be able to look at replay after calling a flagrant-one. Can only look at flagrant-twos.
Payback is one thing, but it can and should come with a clean basketball play. Not with an obvious, two-handed blow to the face.
Either the league will upgrade Haslem flagrant to a two, or downgrade Hansbrough's to a one-half.
Granger hobbles to locker room favoring left ankle. LeBron says he's just being "stupid." Just kidding. Heat lead 41-38.
LeBron with a corner three and the turnaround/staredown at Pacers bench. Cold.
Heat finish half with a furious 8-2 flurry. Granger questionable to return. Miami leads 49-40.
My view of the replay of Granger landing on LeBron's foot after shooting a three reveals no intent whatsoever. He didn't Bowen him at all.
Now Granger gets tangled up with LeBron trying to wrap him up in transition, goes down favoring ankle again.
Amazing strength by Wade to get that shot up and in with Hibbert horse-collaring him. Pacers are really walking the line here.
Did Dwyane Wade have his knee drained by a German doctor?
LeBron-Wade in open court are killing the Pacers. I implore LeBron to slow down and save some of this hatred for the Celtics.
Heat run is 20-7 and counting.
Here was the problem with the Heat. They had nobody to hate, until now.
That wasn't Mike Miller's shoe he tossed out of bounds, I'm pretty sure it was his foot.
Vogel says he's putting one gameplan together if Granger plays and one if he doesn't. West is OK, could have returned.
One Pacer on Pittman hit on Stephenson: Metta World Peace would be "suspended for life" if he did that.
"It was bad," the anomymous Pacer said of the Pittman play. "And they were celebrating afterward. The tape don't lie."
No one in Heat locker room has talked yet. #gettingtheirstoriesstraight
Wade now at podium, of course with a big smile and a Udonis bandage over his right eye.
RT @WindhorstESPN: Lance Stephenson had an x-ray on collarbone after Pittman hit, was negative for break.