The Indiana Pacers have come fast out of the gate in Game 1 of their series with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, as they hold a 48-42 lead on the road at halftime.
The Pacers have been red-hot shooting with a 50 percent clip in the opening half. David West leads the team with 12 points and Roy Hibbert has chipped in with 10.
For the Heat, they have been struggling to find the hoop, shooting just 36.6 percent for the first half. LeBron James has not been able to score, with just six points in the first two quarters. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have been carrying the load as the two are tied with a game-high 13 points.
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