The Pacers were able to defend their home court with authority against the Heat earlier in the season but will now test just how well they can match the Heat on the defending champs' home court. Not only that, Miami is playing their best basketball of the season, taking a 17-game winning streak to the opening tip against the Pacers.
A day off for both teams allowed plenty of chatter between the players all looking forward to the matchup while trying to maintain a mental edge.
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