Heat Vs. Pacers, 2012 NBA Playoffs Game 2: Halftime, Miami Leads Low-Scoring Game

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.

For more on the Pacers, head over to Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana. For more on the Heat, check out Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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