D-Wade got the game off to a great start, poking the opening tip away from the Hawks to Mario Chalmers, then getting a wide open jam off a screen to open the scoring. It was exciting, and after all the buildup leading up to the Heat's first playoff game in two years, it was a great way to get started. Unfortunately the 2-0 lead would be the largest the Heat would hold in Game 1. They also led 21-20 before the game completely turned on them.It seems like both teams were very jittery at the beginning, making ‘questionable’ plays and trying to force things that just weren’t there, like Mario Chalmers looking for a Wade ally-oop and throwing the ball 2 rows into the seats behind the basket.
With the Heat down by 8, D-Wade came back into the game just 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter, and the momentum instantly changed in