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Game Thread: Miami Heat Vs. Indiana Pacers

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February 14, 2012 - 7:00PM EST
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Mario Chalmers PG Darren Collison
Dwyane Wade SG Paul George
LeBron James SF Danny Granger
Chris Bosh
PF David West
Joel Anthony C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers face a manhood game tonight with the Miami Heat visiting Bankers Life Fieldhouse on a roll.

Normally, the fact that Miami is playing their third game in three days while the Pacers are coming off of a couple of days of rest would be a huge bonus for the Pacers. Instead, the Heat were so impressive in their last two wins they didn't need to expend major amounts of energy in the process, so physical fatigue may not be a factor at all unless the Pacers force LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to work extremely hard for 48 minutes.

That will certainly be the goal of the Pacers as they try to find the defensive edge they played with to start the season. There is no room for any players to float through this one or have an off game, so from Roy Hibbert through Dahntay Jones, the Pacers have to be on point and ready to go from the opening tip. Should be fun. Let's hope it is.

Here is the preview. For a Miami perspective, check out Peninsula Is Mightier. Also, after the game check out Pacers Overtime on WIBC 93.1FM with Eddie White. Need to have an Indy Cornrows mention on the show!

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