The Bulls' defense was fairly dominant inside -- preventing dribble penetration, forcing bricks, and grabbing rebounds -- in the first two rounds, but the Heat finished almost at will in their Game 2 win of the Eastern Conference Finals, while being brick-tasic on jumpshots (ESPN Stats/Info):
The Bulls have not been able to keep the Heat from scoring down low, allowing Miami to shoot 64.6 percent from inside 10 feet in this series. In Game 2, the Heat entered the fourth quarter shooting 20-for-27 (74.1 pct) from inside 10 feet before cooling down.Although they can score down low, the Heat haven't been able to shoot from farther out. They were 10-for-34 (29.4 pct) from 10 feet and out in Game 2. For the series, the Heat are 22-for-71 (31.0 pct) from at least 10 feet.
The key to containing to Miami's offense to something manageable largely lies in keeping LeBron James and Dwyane Wade from getting to the paint in the first place. Through the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, here are the Heat's shot location percentages, relative to their averages in their 12 playoff games combined: