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Heat Vs. Pacers, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 2: Indiana Catches Fire, Miami Goes Cold To Trail By 9 After 3 Quarters

The Miami Heat went ice cold in the the third quarter of Game 2 against the Pacers and Indiana took advantage, getting some rhythm on the offensive end and closing the quarter with a nine-point lead. After trailing by five at half, Indiana went on a 20-4 run to take control coming out of the locker room at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Miami started the quarter two of 13 from the floor while the Pacers hit six of eight shots to quickly take the lead. The Heat's offense went stale as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James started to settle for jumpers. The defense also disappeared as well, as Erik Spoelstra's club gave up 28 points in the quarter -- the most they have given up in one quarter this postseason. When it was all said and done, the Pacers out-scored Miami 28-14 to lead 61-52.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier and and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, check out Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana. And for all your news and notes on the playoffs matchups, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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