As quickly as the Detroit Pistons snagged a brief lead on the Miami Heat after one quarter in Sunday's game, reality set in and the 2012 title favorites quickly took hold of the game soon thereafter.
The Pistons, who were outscored 31-19 in the second, are 2-for-10 from three-point land and 4-for-7 from the free-throw line as a team. Rookie point guard Brandon Knight leads the way for Detroit offensively with nine points, but has only dished out one assist in a game where Pistons scorers have struggled to find consistent shots.
For Miami, the obvious key to its second quarter surge was due to none other than 6'11" forward Chris Bosh, who has 14 points and five rebounds and is 6-of-8 from the charity stripe. Bosh and MVP candidate LeBron James have combined for 29 points despite James' woeful 1-for-5 shooting night at the foul line. Detroit will have to shore up its interior defense it if hopes to make a meaningful comeback after the break.
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