Video: Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra Clash on the Bench
Is Miami’s frustration boiling over?
Things completely fell apart in Indiana for the Miami Heat last night. The once heavily-favored Heat went down 2-1 in the series to the feisty Pacers, and Miami’s troubles stretched all the way into their team huddle, where superstar guard Dwyane Wade and head coach Erik Spoelstra exhanged heated words. The Miami Herald explains: “There was a frustration that boiled over in the third quarter as a team dreaming of an NBA championship was helpless to stop its own collapse. Coach Erik Spoelstra approached Dwyane Wade during a timeout, as if to place his hand on the player’s shoulder. ‘Get out of my [expletive] face!’ Wade snapped. This is the state of the Heat today — angry, beaten and wondering what to do now — after Thursday night’s 94-75 loss that gave the Indiana Pacers a 2-1 lead in this best-of-7, second-round series. Spoelstra downplayed the outburst by Wade, like you knew he would. ‘That happens,’ the coach said. ‘That really is nothing. That’s the least of our concerns.’”