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Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Miami Heat
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The Miami Heat's performance against the Indiana Pacers in a 102-89 loss was absolutely atrocious.

Sure, a 13-point loss doesn't sound horrible, but if you watched it, you know what I'm talking about.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh seemed out of sync, and the entire Heat roster, aside from Chris Andersen, played devoid of any emotion.

LeBron accounted for 28 points but failed to record a single assist until the midway point of the third quarter. Wade had the most balanced performance with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. But he was missing in action during most of the third quarter when the Heat desperately needed him.

To say that the Heat didn't have an interior presence against the Pacers would be a vast understatement.

Udonis Haslem and Bosh decided to play their worst games of the year at the same time. They both got pushed around under the glass, leading to a nine-rebound advantage for the Pacers.

It was just an ugly night for the Heat in every facet of the game.

It's amazing that LeBron could have a "bad game" with 28 points, but he just wasn't himself. This loss should show the NBA just how important LeBron's dominance is to the Heat's success.

Without consistent play from him or anyone in the Heat's frontcourt, the Heat are an average team and the Pacers exposed that tonight.

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