dasg234: though, Colemans season is on hold.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitt

though, Colemans season is on hold.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitt

Dec 4 2017 at 06:13

INDIANAPOLIS -- Miamis fearsome threesome has suddenly become a one-man show. Wholesale Falcons Jerseys . Its already cost the Heat one chance to reach the NBA Finals, and if they dont get things fixed by Monday, the vanishing act could leave the defending champs home sooner than anyone anticipated. Four-time MVP LeBron James scored 29 points, had seven rebounds and six assists, but Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade couldnt even match those numbers together Saturday night in Miamis 91-77 loss that left the Eastern Conference finals tied at 3-3. Wade finished with 10 points, two rebounds and one assist, while Bosh added five points, four rebounds and no assists for the Heat, who will host Game 7 on Monday. "My rhythm seems off, its been like that the whole series," Bosh said. "Now I have to go and find it. Ive got 48 hours to do that." Perhaps Boshs poor showing in this series is Miamis decision to leave Bosh on the perimeter to try and draw Roy Hibbert and David West out of the paint. For the most part, it hasnt worked. Hibbert had another double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while David West added 11 points and 14 rebounds despite playing through an upper respiratory infection. Wades late-season fade has been considered a result of his injured right knee. The perennial All-Star and two-time NBA champ wouldnt bite on it. "I dont want to talk about the knee," he said. "I havent talked about it for the last two months and Im not about to start now." Instead, the leagues most dominant team will spend the next two days preparing for what most people believed inconceivable when this series began -- a one-game shot to save the season. Hibbert did everything but pull out the boxing gloves in Game 6, continually contesting Miamis shots to help Indiana stave off elimination. Paul George scored 28 points, had eight rebounds and five assists, and the Pacers held Miami to 36.1 per cent shooting as they booked a trip back to Miami for Game 7 on Monday night. "Myself and David, we throw ourselves in the fray, in the paint. We like to muck it up," Hibbert said. "Paul and myself, we wanted to make sure we got this for him as well. We didnt want this to be our last game." It wasnt. The Pacers have pushed James and his high-scoring, high-profile teammates to the brink of elimination by punching back, and Game 6 followed a familiar story line. The Pacers had a 53-33 rebounding advantage, outscored Miami 44-22 in the paint and limited Miamis shooters to 16 of 54, 29.6 per cent, from inside the arc. How have the Pacers done it? With Hibbert controlling the inside after adding MMA training to his off-season regiment. "Roy Hibbert is making extraordinary plays in the pocket, poise in the pocket we call it," coach Frank Vogel said. "Hes getting paint catches and just having great poise, great reads. Hes not plowing over guys. He had a charge in Game 5, but has been under control." It was everything an elimination game should be. The teams traded baskets and jabs, sometimes literally, and players ignored the bumps and bruises of yet another wrestling match that has made this tough-guy series compelling. Both teams attacked the basket, sometimes with problematic results. Indiana missed about five dunk attempts in the first half and a series of short jumpers, too, costing them precious points. The Heat struggled, meanwhile, starting the game just 3 of 22 from inside the 3-point line. Miamis Big Three -- James, Wade and Bosh -- went just 14 of 40. Excluding James, Miami managed only 16 baskets -- eight 3s and eight 2s. With Chris "Birdman" Andersen suspended for the game because of a shoving incident with Indiana forward Tyler Hansbrough on Thursday, the Heat couldnt keep up with Indianas big rebounders inside. Even Lance Stephenson, who was ineffective at Miami, finished with four points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Indianas loud crowd created a hostile atmosphere, too. Fans chanted "Heat Are Floppers!" sporadically throughout the second half, urging the Pacers to play harder, to defend better and to make another trip home. The only way to do that is to win Game 7 and avoid a second straight playoff elimination at the hands of the Heat. For Miami, the stakes were so high that when James was called for an offensive foul midway through the fourth quarter, he lost his cool. James protested by running from one end of the court to the other, drawing a technical foul, and when Miami assistant coach David Fizdale showed his support for the leagues four-time MVP, it drew another technical. George Hill answered by making free throws and Hibbert followed that with a layup, ending any chance of Miami making a late comeback. James said he was trying to avoid an ejection and would up spending the last 66 seconds sitting a few seats down from the Heat bench cheering on his teammates. "Explain it? You seen it. It was total domination by the Pacers in the third," James said when asked what happened to the leagues most dominant team on Saturday. "They made a lot of shots, we didnt get too many stops and we missed some very, very easy shots." It was a complete reversal from Game 5, when Miami took control by outscoring the Pacers 30-13 in the third. This time, against one of the leagues top offensive teams, the Pacers gave up only six points in the first eight minutes of the quarter, using a 14-2 run to turn a 40-39 halftime deficit into a 66-49 lead with 1:15 left in the quarter. Hibbert scored nine in the quarter. Miami did close to within 68-55 after three, but it was too big a deficit to overcome -- even with James running the show. The Heat rallied early in the fourth, taking advantage of Indianas 1 for 6 start from the field. When Mike Miller hit back-to-back 3s, the Pacers lead was down to 70-64 and when James scored on a layup with 5:54 to play, the Heat were within 72-68. But the run ended abruptly when George hit a 3, Miamis Joel Anthony was called for a loose ball foul on the offensive end and David West grabbed an offensive rebound and scored on a dunk to extend the lead to 77-68. Then came the technical flurry that finished it off. Notes: Miami matched its season-low point total (77), which also occurred against the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Jan. 8. ... Miami finished the season 1-4 at Indiana, losing twice in the regular season and twice in the playoffs. ... After the game, Hibbert criticized the media for not recognizing the Pacers as a good team -- using a foul two-word expletive that will almost certainly draw a fine from the league. ... Former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine performed the National Anthem on a harmonica. Falcons Stitched Jerseys . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. Falcons Jerseys Store ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. www.authenticfalconsshopnfl.com/ . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. CLEVELAND -- Rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman does not need surgery on his broken hand, a small but sorely needed positive for the Browns.Coleman, who scored two touchdowns last weekend, will miss at least one month after breaking his hand during practice on Wednesday, the latest setback to a team reeling from injuries to two starting quarterbacks in the seasons first two weeks.The first-round pick visited a hand specialist Thursday. Coleman does not need an operation, but will need four to six weeks to recover.With that timetable, he could be back as early as Clevelands game on Oct. 23 at Cincinnati.Coleman banged his hand on a defender while making a catch during practice. He stayed on the field and continued to catch passes despite the fracture before undergoing an X-ray following practice.He is tough, Browns coach Hue Jackson said. He practiced and that is what was amazing. I probably was the most surprised when our medical staff came up to tell me.I almost fell out of my chair. I told him, `You have to be kidding me because the guy practiced the whole practice. These things happen, but we are not going to all of a sudden slow down or they are not going to cancel games or postpone games or anything like that.Miami is saying, `Come on down. We have to go play.Colemans injury is the latest misfortune for the young Browns, who already have lost four other starters, including quarterbacks Josh McCown and Robert Griffin III, and will start rookie QB Cody Kessler this week against the Dolphins.Starting center Cam Erving (bruised lung) and defensive end Carl Nassib (broken hand) were also injured in Sundays loss.The rash of injuries hasnt changed Jacksons focus or goals this season.Seen it before. Been through it before, Jackson said. The fun part, not the fun part, I shouldnt say that. There is nothing fun about that.At the same time, we are going to get a lot of these guys back at some point. It would be different if I felt like they were out for the year. They are not. These guys are going to come back and hopefully come back and hit the ground running where they were. Authentic Falcons Jerseys. .We hate it, but these things do happen from time to time.With Coleman out, Andrew Hawkins will start in his place opposite Terrelle Pryor. Colemans injury may also give Clevelands other rookie wide receivers more playing time.Fourth-round pick Ricardo Louis has yet to make a catch, fifth-rounder Jordan Payton has been inactive the first two weeks, and Rashard Higgins, another fifth-round pick, is also without a reception.Kessler, who will become the 26th starting quarterback for the Browns since 1999, wont be able to build on the connection he made working out with Coleman in California earlier this summer.The No. 15 overall pick in this years draft, Coleman has seven catches for 173 yards in two games, an average of 24.7 yards. The former Baylor standout had five receptions for 104 yards and two TDs against the Ravens.Coleman was slowed by a hamstring injury in training camp, but has been steadily improving.Both of his TDs were impressive last week. He hauled in a 31-yard pass from McCown and dragged his feet in the end zone for the score. He also scored on an 11-yard play, outracing a defender and diving into the corner of the end zone as the Browns opened a 20-0 lead.Pryor, who converted from quarterback to wide receiver, has been impressed with Colemans progress.I had a long talk with him about how to prepare and how to work on your body after practice and how you have to stay here extra hours, Pryor said.Theyre little things that get boring, but its good for you and the team because youre going to be available. Being available is the most important thing when you play in the league. Im proud of the kid and look forward to seeing what he does this week.For now, though, Colemans season is on hold.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 



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