Pacers vs. Heat Links: Easy to find lost opportunities for Pacers in Game 2

Andy Lyons

Yet another off-day prior to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Miami which is actually a good thing as the Pacers prepare for their road attack while giving Paul George more time to be cleared to play.

While the Pacers remain mum on the status of Paul George for Game 3, the rest of us have to labor through another off day. The extra time benefits the Pacers and PG since clearing the concussion protocol takes a couple of days. The Pacers can wait until the last second to reveal PG's status for Saturday night but at this point, the only surprise will be if he doesn't play.

Speaking of play, on an actual court and everything, Coach Nick at BBallBreakdown.com offers a nice look at where the Pacers came up short in Game 2. In a lot of ways, it should give Pacers fans hope since you can see all of the good looks gone awry, including several quality scoring opportunities in the second half that were missed.

Couple that with the PG blow to the head and David West getting poked in the eye and it certainly wasn't the Pacers' night. So while I say the following video should give some hope, I didn't say it wasn't maddeningly frustrating to watch.

Check out the links:

Paul George Update | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Paul George's Status Remains Uncertain For Game 3 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Practice: Lance Stephenson on Games 3 and 4 in Miami | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Practice: Hibbert on Pacers' Success on the Road | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

If George can’t go, Pacers’ options limited - 1070 The Fan

Kravitz: Paul George should not have finished Game 2

Heat expect George to be ready for Game 3 - Miami Heat Index Blog - ESPN

2013-14 Mobile App | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

1070 the Fan’s Dan Dakich says Dwyane Wade did it on purpose, and of course he’s right | KentSterling.com

Dwyane Wade’s efficiency proves crucial for Miami Heat - Miami Heat - MiamiHerald.com

LeBron on Paul George’s concussion: ‘I think all of us would have played through it under the circumstances’ | ProBasketballTalk

Report: Pacers confident Paul George will be cleared by Saturday | ProBasketballTalk

Good morning, here's the case against Donald Sterling - SBNation.com

Report: Clippers owner Donald Sterling allowing wife to negotiate sale of team | The Point Forward - SI.com

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