Heat Converting Well Inside, Bricking Jumpers Against Bulls Through Games 1 & 2

Heat Converting Well Inside, Bricking Jumpers Against Bulls Through Games 1 & 2
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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:

The Heat are averaging 22.1 long-2s per game in the playoffs and 21.5 against the Bulls and the Bulls are denying Miami's efficient corner-3-point game well. But the Heat's 27.0 attempts at the rim are way above the 22.2 they've averaged, while their non-RA paint attempts are slightly down with their 3s above the break.
This tells you that penetration to the basket isn't being stifled by helpers forcing circus floaters, and primary defenders aren't keeping their bodies in front enough to force more handlers to chuck bad jumpers. James and Wade are sick; this we know. Putting this blame on those on-ball defenders is ludicrous. It's more about the off-ball defenders denying the lanes without opening up that corner-3.
Given the Bulls gang-defense scheme, the tactical adjustment could be a damned-if-you-do-or-don't decision from a coaching standpoint -- depending more on player reads from the floor. But the team's feet will need to be active.

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