March 10, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket as Indiana Pacers power forward David West (21) makes the foul during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Heat will play without Chris Bosh for the first time in the 2012 postseason on Tuesday night, looking to take a 2-0 series lead against the Indiana Pacers.
The Miami Heat will look to protect home court on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 series lead in their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup against the Indiana Pacers. The Heat needed a second-half comeback to beat an upset-minded Pacers team in the series opener on Sunday and they will now have to play without All-Star forward Chris Bosh. The third member of the Big 3 is out indefinitely with an abdominal strain, and it's likely he will miss the remainder of the series.
The Heat are certainly capable of moving forward without Bosh, but 2012 MVP LeBron James will have to play that much more in the paint. Erik Spoelstra will rely on his lengthy wings, especially James, to help on the offside and clog key against Indiana's front line anchored by Roy Hibbert and David West. Game 2 will be the start of a series that takes on a different look with Bosh now gone. Schedule and broadcast information below:
Game Day and Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Television Coverage: TNT
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