Just like in the first quarter, the Miami Heat’s small starting lineup, with Chris Bosh at center and Shane Battier at power forward, is giving the Oklahoma City Thunder’s defense problems. It’s really hard to defend a team when they can space the floor that beautifully and have such great pick and roll players. I have to admit: I really don’t know what the Thunder can do schematically to counter this lineup. They just need to go small themselves.
Worse, it appears the Thunder’s defensive problems are affecting them on the offensive end. The ball is sticking too much.