The loss of Chris Bosh is big. He kept the game close in the first half on Sunday. The Heat are calling him "out indefinitely" rather than "day to day," which usually implies he could miss significant time. Without Bosh, the Heat are missing their tallest front court regular. The biggest impact Bosh's absence will have, however, is that without his perimeter shooting ability, Pacer bigs can stay at home in the paint, closing lanes for LeBron and company. Yeah I know, LeBron and Wade cooked up the Pacers' defense without Bosh in Game 1, but it'll be a different story when Frank Vogel (my personal coach of the year) has some time to set up a game plan to slow those two down.
Despite what I said above, I'm still picking the Heat to win this series. I mean, who wouldn't? Skip and Stephen A. are on national TV arguing about if the Pacers will even win a single game. I do believe, however, that IF the Pacers can get these things done (with the addition of steady, solid play out of guys like David West and Paul George), they will push this series to Game 7. And who knows, when Game 7 comes around it just might come down to if Granger can be THE man in crunch time (because we all know LeBron can't).