One of the things we were talking about entering Game 1 on Sunday was the play of the Miami Heat and how it would be affected by the comments made by Lance Stephenson before the game. Basically, Stephenson said that the Pacers were going to go low on Dwyane Wade and ry to hurt his knee, even if there are ways to dance around that specific interpretation of the quote.
LeBron James was asked what he had to say about the comments, and he elected to take the high road and not comment at all.
Spoelstra said when it comes to Wade and his knees, "no restrictions on him."
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 18, 2014
It was a low blow comment by Stephenson and it stings even more knowing that the Pacers took Game 1. But Dwyane Wade was very much a factor in the game and was one of the bright spots for the Heat on a rough day in Indianapolis.
There will be more games this series, and so far Wade’s knee hasn’t flared up and there’s plenty of time for Wade to come back and make the Pacers sorry they got behind such comments.