Field Goal %
- MIA 47.1
- 55.7 IND
Three Point %
- MIA 35.7
- 41.2 IND
- MIA 11
- 17 IND
- MIA 34
- 47 IND
- Indianapolis, IN
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End of Game
Paul George was the primary defender on 14 of LeBron James' 25 plays Friday, and James had success on those plays. He was 7-for-10 when guarded by George, with five of those seven field goals coming inside 10 feet.
The Heat scored seven transition points Friday, their fourth fewest in a game this season. In Miami's first game against the Pacers on January 8, it scored a season-low one transition point.
David West scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the paint Friday, his most paint points in a game in the last two seasons. West was 6-for-6 inside 5 feet against the Heat, his most made field goals without a miss from that distance since March 12, 2010, when he was 7-for-7.Statistical support for this story from NBA.com
The Pacers' 81.0 field goal percentage inside 5 feet Friday was the highest the Heat have allowed in a game this season, after allowing teams to shoot 57.1 percent from that distance entering Friday's game. Overall the Heat defense struggled, allowing the Pacers to shoot 55.7 percent from the field, the second highest percentage they've allowed this season.
The Pacers shot 81.0 percent (17-21) inside 5 feet Friday, their highest shooting percentage from that distance in the last four seasons. Indiana made more field goals from inside 5 feet (17) than the Heat attempted (16). In the Pacers' first game against the Heat, they shot 39.3 percent on such shots, their second-lowest field goal percentage inside 5 feet this season.
Pacers Last 8 Games vs Heat - Including Playoffs
'12 Conf Semis This Season W-L 2-4 2-0 PPG Diff -6.5 +11.5 Opp PPG 94.3 83.0 David West PPG 14.8 22.0 * * 30 Pts, 12-15 FG Tonight
After their lopsided Game 2 loss to the Cavaliers, the Celtics will try and regroup knowing they have come back from 0-2 deficit in the playoffs already. But they face a big challenge with Isaiah Thomas now questionable for Game 3 with a hip injury.
LeBron James says the league knows what he brings to the table and his only job is to be the MVP for the Cavaliers every night.
Stephen A. Smith is disgusted with Boston's Game 2 performance against Cleveland.