Leandro Barbosa was a terrific mid-season acquisition by the Pacers, and the guard who never met a shot he didn’t like is off to a nice start against the Heat. He’s scored 17 points in two games, and completely destroyed Mario Chalmers anytime the two have been matched up.
Barbosa, 29, was a dynamic scorer off the bench on a couple of those Steve Nash-Amare teams in Phoenix, including the 06-07 team that probably would have been in the Finals except for the Robert Horry foul that led to game five suspension of Amare for leaving the bench.
Also, Barbosa is married to Brazilian actress Samara Felippo. Game three is at 7 pm. Must-win for the Heat, right?