Field Goal %
- MIA 51.3
- 51.5 IND
Three Point %
- MIA 26.1
- 42.1 IND
- MIA 11
- 12 IND
- MIA 39
- 45 IND
- Indianapolis, IN
- Line: MIA -1.5
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
The Pacers went 13-for-17 from the free-throw line in the 3rd quarter alone in Game 1 vs the Heat, 2 more attempts than the Heat all game (15).There has also been 16 instances this postseason in which a team didn't record 17 free throw attempts in an entire game.
The Pacers offense exploded for 107 points, their most in the last 2 seasons against Miami .According to elias, it was the first time in Pacers postseason history that each of their starters scored 15 points. The unit outscored Miami by 14 when they were on the court together, and assisted on 17 of their 23 made field goals.
The Pacers' +22 advantage in free throw attempts is the 2nd-largest they have ever had in a playoff game. They converted and attempted more free throws in the third quarter than the Heat had in the entire game.
This was the Pacers' highest offensive efficiency, free throw rate and effective field goal percentage and their second-highest effective field goal percentage in this playoffs.
The Pacers shot almost 16 percentage points better than the Heat on jump shots Sunday, including 52.6% on catch-and-shoots and all of their 3-pointers.
The Pacers outscored the Heat by 19 points with Roy Hibbert on the court Sunday. The Heat's average shot distance was almost 7-feet farther when Hibbert was on the court.
The Heat have now lost Game 1 five times in the Big 3 Era. Miami won each of the previous four series, three of which came in just five games.
Pacers in Game 1s This Postseason
1st 2 Rounds Sunday W-L 0-2 Won PPG 94.5 107 PPG diff -7.0 +11 Hibbert PPG 4.0 19 *All 3 games at home
Speculation in Portland has Maurice Harkless as the Trail Blazers' starting small forward because he has started the past two preseason games.
The NBA and USA Basketball announced that the best thing young players can do is not play too much basketball, saying they should delay specializing in just hoops until they are at least 14.
Guard Tim Quarterman, forward Grant Jerrett and center Greg Stiemsma are currently competing for Portland's final roster position.