Before the big Ray Allen Three. Before the huge Ray Allen free throws. And before the Paul George missed three-pointer, the Indiana Pacers were dictating the entire game. The were up by double-digits and were inside the Miami Heat’s head.
During a timeout in the third quarter, all of that showed. LeBron James and Mario Chalmers got into a heated exchange about, well, we don’t really know. But it was probably because of how well the Pacers were playing and how bad the Heat were playing.
Bottom line: there was a very heated exchange.
But don’t worry. Shortly after, the Miami Heat went on the comeback trail that eventually led to that Ray Allen Three, his huge free throws and Paul George’s missed potential game-tying three-pointer.
Here’s the apology. If you can read lips, you get it. If not, LeBron basically mouthed (allegedly): “Rio, that was my bad.”
Or something along those lines.
It’s all good.
The Heat went on to beat the Pacers 97-94 and evened the season series at one game a piece, as the cooler heads prevailed.
Can’t wait until the Eastern Conference Finals.