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Heat's Support Cast Must Help Wade, James

Miami Herald

Most call them the supporting cast. Shaquille O’Neal simply calls them the “others.”

Whatever term you prefer, this much is clear: With Chris Bosh out, the Heat’s ensemble around LeBron James and Dwyane Wade has not done enough offensively against the Pacers.

And that must change for the Bosh-less Heat to thrive as the series shifts to Indianapolis for Thursday’s Game 3.

“D-Wade and LeBron will do their jobs,” Mike Miller said. “The rest of us have to find ways to put the ball in the hole.”

Excluding Bosh (who played the first half of Game 1), James and Wade, the other Heat players have shot a combined 29 percent — 16 for 55 — in the two games, with 44 points. Game 2 was especially gruesome: 9 for 34 with seven turnovers and two...

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