Pacers-Heat Halftime Update: Indiana Barely Leading At Half, 53-51

The Pacers jumped out to an early 11 point-lead, with Danny Granger, David West and Roy Hibbert dominating a Heat front line without Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh. The pair combined for 35 first-half points on 15-19 shooting. The Pacers also murdered it on the boards, taking a 20-10 advantage over the Heat.

But Dwyane Wade wouldn't be quieted: He exploded with a 22-point second quarter to give the Heat a brief lead. Wade finished the first half with 26, carrying a team that hasn't had much in the way of other contributions: LeBron James' 11 has been somewhat quiet, and Mike Miller's three treys are really all that's happening off the bench.

A decent start from Indy, but they have a long way to go to stave off elimination: Wade obviously went off, but LeBron hasn't been amazing and the Heat are only down two.

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

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