May 28, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) guards Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) in game four of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Game 4 Recap: A Game of Rebounds

Let me show you one graph.

This graph will illustrate why the Miami Heat, who are unquestionably the best team in the Eastern Conference (if not the entire league), struggle against the Indiana Pacers.  And it will also show why the Heat lost Game 4 despite the fact that they

  • shot 34.8% from three (compared to Indiana’s 21.4%)
  • shot 88.9% from the free throw line (compared to Indiana’s 78.8%)
  • and turned the ball over only six times (compared to Indiana’s 12 turnovers)


Rebounding in Game 4

What does this mean?  Well basically, it means that


Watching the Miami Heat try to rebound (because when you get out-rebounded by 19 you’re not actually rebounding — now you’re just trying to rebound) is terrible.  It’s worse than being subjected to 10 hours of nyan cat.  It’s like watching a 25 minute fail complication video on Youtube, except this fail video takes place on live television, involves professional athletes (making millions of dollars) and lasts a painful 48 minutes.

Game 4 proved that the Indiana Pacers can suck from shooting from three point range (they shot 21.4 freakin’ percent!  You could pull a one-legged, half-blind grandmother off the street, and she could shoot 21.4% from three point range), they can turn the ball over, they can lose the free throw battle — and they can still win the effing game because the Miami Heat.

Cannot. Rebound. The. Damn. Ball.

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