The Indiana Pacers are building their team to beat the Miami Heat. And while the Pacers already have a great foundation in place, Indiana still has some work left to do. Mainly, this Frank Vogel-led team has a glaring weakness at the point guard position. Sure, George Hill is a decent starter, yet he’s not the kind of point guard that is needed to defeat the Heat.
Hill started and played 31 minutes versus the Heat on Wednesday night as the Pacers were upended by Miami by a final score of 97-94. However, this was a game that Indiana had firmly in its grasp, but Miami would rally from a 15-point deficit to top Indiana. With a better point guard, the Pacers wouldn’t have to worry about surrendering 15-point leads.
The point guard spot for the Pacers is so inconsistent and is something that NBA teams will continue to take advantage of. You see: without a game manager at the point guard spot, Indiana’s offense relies so heavily on wing players like Paul George and David West. If the Pacers were to upgrade and throw Hill into a bench role, then Indiana would have a legitimate shot at knocking off the two-time champion Miami Heat.
So until the Pacers find a way to improve at the point guard position, Indiana will be fighting an uphill battle when it comes to facing powerful teams like the Heat.