The same guys who won all of these games are the same guys that are mired in this slump.
I’ve been on teams like this; they need a win against an inferior squad to right the ship.
What is more troubling is the lack of mental toughness that this team possesses; they have little to fall back on given the circumstances.
Until they stop talking and start passing the ball more, they will struggle. The Spurs showed great ball movement and they run sets that maximize sharing the ball and making HARD cuts. This combination of factors wiped out the vaunted Pacers defense.
The HEAT have the advantage in that they are tougher mentally than the Pacers. If the HEAT get home-court throughout the playoffs, they will go back the the Finals again.