It seems to me that getting your ass kicked by 20 or 30 in a playoff game really has little impact on a team, but losing 10-15-24 point leads is just too great a morale killer for teams to overcome.
I really do not see the Heat recovering from completely pissing away Game 2.
By the by, Dirk averages under 3 assists a game for his career -- why do teams refuse to double him in key situations? I am baffled by this indecision by NBA coaches.
Hmmm, double and force a mediocre passer to make a good pass, or allow him to shoot a left-handed layup against Chris Bosh?