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Miami Heat Defense Having One Of Those Stretches

The Indiana Pacers are struggling offensively, but all the credit in the world should go to the Miami Heat -- their rotations are so on point right now.

Consider the play at the nine-minute mark of the second quarter. Darren Collison and David West ran a pick-and-pop, and West slipped the screen like he usually does. Against 29 other teams in the league, he has an open 16-footer from the right elbow. In this game, two Heat players converged on him and forced West to throw the ball cross-court, where a third Heat player deflected the pass out of bounds.

The Heat go through stretches like this where they’ll rotate to you no matter what sets you run. Without an elite isolation scorer, Indiana doesn’t have much of a chance.