Some news and notes on tonight's Game 2 matchup between Indiana and Miami.
Indiana head coach Frank Vogel didn't blame the refs for Game 1's loss but he willingly took a fine to let them know the
‘(The Heat) are the biggest flopping team in the NBA,’ Vogel said to the media Thursday. ‘It’ll be very interesting to see how the referees officiate the series and how much flopping they reward. Every drive to the basket, they have guys not making a play on the ball,’ Vogel continued, ‘but sliding in front of drivers. Oftentimes they’re falling down even before contact is even being made.’”
on the floor.
“If Chris can’t play it’ll be really heavy, heavy pick-and-roll sets for LeBron and D-Wade,” Indiana forward Danny Granger said. “That’s what it was when he went out of the game. They kind of lost their low-post presence so now those guys will dominate the ball even more, which makes my job and Paul George’s job a little difficult, and our bigs, because they’ll set multiple pick-and-rolls every possession.”
“With that type of intensity,” Pacers forward Danny Granger said after the team’s morning shootaround today. “This game is that important to us. You don’t want to go back to Indiana down 0-2. That’s really tough to come back from. We have to play this game in desperation.”