May 19, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT
Over the course of the regular season, the Indiana Pacers were a slightly below average pick-and-roll team, an offense that struggled to score consistently. Miami had one of the best pick-and-roll defenses in the NBA and, when focused, seemed able to score on anyone.
You wouldn’t know any of that from watching Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Pacers offense carved up the Heat defense and that’s what Kay Adams and I discuss in the latest edition of PBT Extra. The real question with all of it — was this a one-off, or can the Pacers replicate it?
- Rumor: Kevin Love out minimum of two weeks, will likely miss most or all of series vs. Bulls 2
- Monta Ellis, J.J. Barea pairing ignites Mavericks offense, gets Dallas Game 4 win over Houston 1
- Wizards blow out Raptors to complete first-round sweep 17
- Chris Paul scores 34 points, Clippers win Game 4 to even series with Spurs 6
- Cavaliers advance to second round – but but maybe lose Kevin Love and moral high ground in process 52
- Mike Conley out for Game 4 with “serious” facial injury, no timetable for return 6
- Grizzlies start fast, hang on to beat Portland, take 3-0 series lead 2
- Bucks outwork Bulls, stay alive on Jerryd Bayless game-winner 6