Do you like defense? Boy, do we have plenty of defense. The Miami Heat lead the Indiana Pacers 38-33 at halftime in Game 2 of their series, and until Indiana started hitting threes in the closing minutes, the half appeared to be on a track to be the most offensively dismal half of basketball in this year's playoffs, which is saying a lot.
Without Chris Bosh, the Heat are using LeBron James as a power forward on a regular basis, as well as at the point. He's having a fantastic game, even if his stats don't reflect it. He has 12 points, but just three assists. He's probably created at least 10 wide-open shots for his teammates, which they missed with an impressive degree of consistency in the first half. Dwyane Wade has nine points on 3-8 shooting.
Roy Hibbert should theoretically be putting up big numbers offensively, but he hasn't scored a field goal since there was 10:48 remaining in the first quarter. Danny Granger has only made two field goals, and one of them was a layup off of an offensive rebound. This is just generally a poor offensive game, and it would be super if someone could start making uncontested mid-range jumpers with any kind of regularity.