Heat vs. Pacers Video: Watch Frustrated Dwyane Wade Yell at Erik Spoelstra
It was a night to forget for Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.
During Indiana's Game 3 shellacking of the Heat, Wade scored just five points to go along with five turnovers, a minus-25 rating and one temper tantrum.
The altercation came in the third quarter, right around when the Pacers were pulling out to a big lead and just about when Wade's frustration was at an all-time high.
And honestly, can you blame him?
Wade made just 2-of-13 shots and was having arguably the worst game of his career at the worst possible time. And it came just two days after he missed a potential game-winning layup in Game 2 and then wrongly criticized the Pacers for over-celebrating a win.
Yeah, not a good last couple of days for D-Wade.
But really, can you blame head coach Erik Spoelstra, either?
First of all, Wade's strength isn't shooting long jump shots, yet he continued to fire up bricks.
Second, that could have been forgiven if Wade was making up for it with some kind of effort. But he wasn't. As you can see in the video, he failed to get back, and it resulted in a layup for Paul George. Wade looked lackadaisical all game.
In addition to allowing run-outs, Wade had lazy close-outs and didn't help Miami at all in this one.
As for the altercation, just chalk it up to grown men yelling at each other because of pure frustration. It happens all the time and it's not a big deal. I don't think it's anything more than that.
But what the Heat, who now trail 2-1 in the series, should really be worried about is how bad they looked on the court, not on the bench.
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