Victor Oladipo's return to the postseason didn't go how he planned. Just 8:34 into his first playoff game in 28 months on Tuesday afternoon, Oladipo was poked in the left eye by Miami forward Jae Crowder.
Oladipo hit the floor immediately and when he lifted his head, television cameras revealed the type of swelling one might expect to see in the eye of a boxer eight rounds into a title fight.
Oladipo wound up leaving the game and did not return. Without their two-time All-Star, the Pacers hung tough for most of the night, but Miami pulled away down the stretch to come away with a 113-101 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-seven first-round series.