Pacers Links: Pacers keep home winning streak rolling against Heat


The Pacers continue to establish their dominance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after beating the Heat on Friday.

The Indiana Pacers won their 13th consecutive game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse when they ran the Miami Heat out to the gym on Friday night. The win moved the Pacers to 18-3 at home for the season, a record that will get another strict test on Monday when the Chicago Bulls visit BLF.

Prior to the game, Frank Vogel joked that his team's goal at home is to lose just three games this season, but also referenced reading about the 1986 Boston Celtics in Bill Simmons' "The Book of Basketball" as an example of true home dominance. The '86 champs were 40-1 at the Boston Garden that season so Vogel used that standard to avoid saying his team was dominant at home.

Still, the Pacers have the same home record as the Heat, with only San Antonio and Oklahoma City faring better on their home court. That's some elite company to keep regardless of how you define dominant. The Pacers have plenty of room for improvement on the road to raise their level of elite play. But with seven of their next eight games at home, including five against heavy competition, the Pacers have a chance to build on the Miami win and fortify their spot among the top teams in the East.

Check out the links:

Heat at Pacers - Box score and highlights

Game Rewind: Pacers 102, Heat 89 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers' Season Taking on Extra Meaning | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers blitz Heat again for 13th straight home win | Indianapolis Star |

West scores 30 as Pacers beat Heat again, 102-89 | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis

West's big night leads Pacers past Heat 102-89 - AP

The Miami Heat fall 102-89 to the Indiana Pacers Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse - South Florida

NBA -- Miami Heat not worried following lopsided loss to Indiana Pacers - ESPN

INDIANAPOLIS: Miami Heat get frustrated, lose to Indiana Pacers - Miami Heat -

West, Pacers rout Heat 102-89 - Hot Hot Hoops

Pacers' George impresses MVP James | Indianapolis Star |

Young’s Back, Baby |

Pacers: Young shows his value in the Sick’em role | Pacers Insider

Post-Game Grades: Pacers Shellshock the Heat - 8 Points, 9 Seconds

A New Frontier - ESPN Video - ESPN

Pacers expect Granger return before All-Star game - AP

Even without Granger, Pacers gaining confidence - NBA - Chris Mannix -

James not worried about being top-paid player - AP

If you enjoyed the 1990s, you will love the NBA’s newest batch of alternate retro uniforms | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

Jared Sullinger, Boston Celtics rookie, to miss rest of season | The Point Forward -

NBA names Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul as 2013 All-Star Saturday captains | The Point Forward -

NBA players union places executive director Billy Hunter on indefinite leave - Yahoo! Sports

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