Miami's 70-Point First Half Keyed By LeBron In Post
The Miami Heat made a concerted effort to feature LeBron James in the post in Game 3.
The Indiana Pacers did not double James, allowing Paul George to try to defend him one-on-one. The Pacers were afraid to give help on James due to the space it would provide for Miami's shooters.
The Heat scored 70 points in the first half.
"It was something we wanted to get to," Erik Spoelstra said. "To help settle us and get us into a more aggressive attack. We wanted to be a little more aggressive, a little more committed to getting into the paint. LeBron was very committed and focused to not settle."
Seven of James' eight field goals in the game came in the paint.
"I made a conscious effort to sit in the post, to put more pressure on the defense," James said. "Coach Spoelstra wanted me to do that and my teammates allowed me to do that."