Field Goal %
- BKN 42.3
- 49.3 MIA
Three Point %
- BKN 33.3
- 41.7 MIA
- BKN 14
- 8 MIA
- BKN 51
- 40 MIA
- Miami, FL
- Line: MIA -7.5
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
Heat struggled to find their shooting touch in the first quarter, shooting 2-of-12 on jump shots. From the start of the second quarter, they shot 53.1% on jump shots.
Analysis: Heat improved to 34-2 this season when holding their opponent to an effective field goal percentage of 50% or worse.
For the first time in 663 games, Deron Williams was held to zero points. Let's take a deeper look into his struggles.
- This is the third time in his career he was held scoreless in a game. In the previous two instances, Williams played a total of 22 minutes and took two total field goals. On Thursday, he played in 37 minutes and took nine attempts.
- Williams was 5-of-8 on jump shots in Game 1 and only three of them were contested by Heat defenders. On Thursday, all five of his jumpers were contested.
- Norris Cole was the primary defender on Williams after not defending him once in Game 1. Williams shot 0-of-4 against Cole on Thursday.
Paul Pierce guarded LeBron James on 42% of his plays Thursday and held him to eight points. Pierce forced James to take jump shots rather than driving into the lane.
In Game 1, nine different Nets players guarded James on his field goal attempts.
Deron Williams did not score tonight for the first time in 702 regular season and playoff games in which he played at least 15 minutes. The last time he didn't score was on Jan. 30, 2006, when he played nine minutes against the Spurs.
Through two games Ray Allen has outscored his former Boston "Big Three" teammates, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, combined.Points by the ex-C's Big Three Game 1 Game 2 TotalRay Allen 19 13 32Garnett & Pierce 8 17 25
Both Knicks big men Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah agree -- with team injuries and Derrick Rose's prolonged absence, it will take time for the club to develop cohesion.
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