Tonight, the NBA Playoffs feature Game Three between Miami and Indiana with the series tied at 1-1 and Game Two between San Antonio and the Clippers with the Spurs leading 1-0. Here are some points to keep in mind. Don't forget to enter your pick for the Bucks Playoff Pick 'em for your chance to win.
Miami at Indiana
- Defense may be the key to this series. The Heat is allowing an NBA postseason low 82.6 ppg on 40.9% shooting and 26% 3-point shooting. In two games, Miami has held Indiana to 82 points, 39.1% and 21.9%. Indiana is second in Playoff points allowed at 82.9 and number one in Defensive Field Goal percentage at 39.7.
- Miami has won its last seven game Three’s when a series is tied at 1-1. The Pacers have won their last 4 Game Three’s under the same circumstances.
- Dwyane Wade has scored 10 or more points in 91 straight Playoff games.
- Tonight will be the 100th Playoff game in LeBron James’ career.
- David West has put up double-doubles in his last 4 games against Miami.
- Danny Granger is averaging 9 points a game in this series after 21.4 in Round One against Orlando.
- In the Playoffs, Miami averages 104.6 pts/100 possessions with Chris Bosh and 102.2 without him. That is a lesser differential than during the regular season.
Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio
- San Antonio has an NBA best +16 points per game scoring differential in the playoffs. The last Playoff team to outscore opponents by at least 16 points a game was the 1956 Minneapolis Lakers (+18.7)
- The Clippers have never won a Playoff series after losing Game one. They have lost six series in that case.
- The Spurs have won five straight and 23 of 25 Playoff series after winning game one.
- San Antonio has won Game Two in the last four series which it led 1-0
- The Spurs have now won 15 straight games going back to the regular season.
- San Antonio is 7-1 in the post-season when Tony Parker has ten or more assists. He had 11 in Game One.
- Chris Paul’s six points in Game One is the second lowest postseason total of his career. He averaged over 22 points a game during the regular season against San Antonio.
- The All-Time Postseason career blocked shot leaders are 1) Kareem - 476 2) Hakeem Olajuwon – 472 and 3) Tim Duncan – 466.
(Information from Stats Inc., Elias and NBA.com/stats)