The NBA is reviewing several plays from Game 2 of the Heat vs. Pacers series, including one in which Dwyane Wade collided with Lance Stephenson.
Wade was running back on defense and inexplicably tried to "jump over" Stephenson, instead knocking him to the court with an elbow to the head. David West is also under review for clobbering Mario Chalmers, but neither play seemed malicious or egregious enough to warrant more than a technical foul.
Shane Battier said he had no response to Roy Hibbert's accusation of intentionally kneeing him in the groin.
"I have no response. You'll read about it in my book one day," Battier said. He was quiet in Game 2 and failed to score in 14 minutes, so Hibbert certainly has the last word at this point.
Chris Bosh scored 17 points with five boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Friday.
He's playing very well in the postseason and shooting 52 percent from the field in the three series. Interestingly, Bosh has been dynamite in knocking down triples, making 47 percent of his 34 attempts from downtown over the past two postseasons.
LeBron James shot 14-of-20 from the field for 36 points during Friday's loss to the Pacers, adding eight boards, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
He turned the ball over five times with two of them coming in big spots in the fourth quarter. LeBron is usually the beneficiary of his opponent's turnovers and he led the NBA in points off turnovers during the regular season. He got plenty of easy shots in this game, had a spectacular reverse breakaway dunk in the second half and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter, so it obviously wasn't all bad for King James. Miami will look to take back home-court advantage on Sunday in Indiana.
Mike Miller suffered an injury at the end of the first half on Friday.
He hit a huge 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the half and was grimacing in pain as the Heat went to the locker room. It's unclear what happened, but he didn't appear to roll an ankle and perhaps he tweaked something in his troublesome back. Check back for updates.
Mario Chalmers (shoulder) will play and start in Friday's Game 2 against the Pacers, as expected.
Chalmers dinged his left (non-shooting) shoulder during Game 1 and ended up playing just 21 minutes. We'd expect him to be back around his usual 26-28 minutes Friday night as the Heat try to seize a 2-0 lead. Chalmers is averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 assists in the playoffs so far.
Mario Chalmers (shoulder) went through shootaround on Friday and is expected to play in Game 2 vs. Indiana.
Chalmers said Thursday that he expected to play, so this is merely confirmation that he should be in his usual place in the starting lineup.