After Monday night's 78-75 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both reacted to the on-court celebration of Pacer players such as Danny Granger and Paul George jumping up and down in celebration on the American Airlines Arena floor. Wade took a little offense at what happened on the floor when he was interviewed.
I saw [Indiana's] little celebration at the end of that game. I don't know if they didn't expect to win. But every night we go out on the court, we expect to win. They stated their identity. They said they wanted to be like Dallas. So, they celebrated like Dallas, I guess.
James suggested in his interview with reporters, that the Pacers reacted in a way that the victory equals to more than one win in the playoff series. The Heat have some thinking to do ahead of Game 3 in Indianapolis. The Heat have to stay focused so that they can recapture the home court advantage or possibly close out the series there.
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