Heat, Pacers cancel practices after Game 3
The Miami Heat cancelled their practice Friday, a day after it lost in a blowout to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Heat, who fell to 2-1 in the series after losing 94-75 in Indianapolis on Thursday, also cancelled media availability of players.
The Indiana Pacers also cancelled their Friday practice. The series resumes Sunday with Game 4 in Indianapolis.
The Heat’s decision was announced on the team’s media telephone hotline.
Miami has struggled to score during the last two games of the series after losing center Chris Bosh to an abdominal strain during Game 1. The team’s offensive problems were highlighted in Game 3 as Dwayne Wade scored five points and had a heated sideline exchange with coach Erik Spoelstra.
“It’s obvious he wasn’t himself,” LeBron James said after Game 3. “Does he want to play better? Of course. He’s one of the best players in the world.”