Scouting Update: Pacers vs. Heat

Updated: May 12, 2004, 10:23 AM ET
By Brian James | Special to ESPN Insider
Pacers' plus-minus breakdown | Heat plus-minus breakdown

Brian James, a former assistant coach with the Pistons, Raptors and Wizards, spent the 2003-04 season scouting for the SuperSonics. Insider tapped his NBA expertise to break down each playoff series.

Something had to give. Indiana had won six consecutive playoff games by double-digit margins. But Miami had won 16 straight home games. Behind Dwyane Wade's 14 fourth-quarter points, the Miami Heat won Game 3 and have hope to now tie the series before heading back to Indiana.

Throughout the playoffs, the rookie Wade has played like anything but. In fact, he has been Miami's best player in the clutch. Remember, Wade hit two game-winning shots in the New Orleans series.

Let's break down some reasons why Miami has a chance to get back in the series and what both teams' adjustments might be.

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