Hours after a shocking 94-75 loss in Game 3 to the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat canceled Friday's practice and media availability.
One day after they lost by 19 points and Dwyane Wade lost his cool, the Heat needed a short-term escape. They stayed inside their downtown Indianapolis hotel to recharge mentally and physically for Sunday's Game 4.
The team gave no reason for Friday's decision.
On Thursday night, while the Pacers were pulling away in the third quarter, Wade got into an ugly sideline exchange with coach Erik Spoelstra. Wade - who had just five points on 2-of-13 shooting - appeared to swear at his coach before brushing him aside. He was steered away from the coach's huddle by several teammates.