The Indiana Pacers took Sunday off after closing out the New York Knicks on Saturday night. On Monday, they'll return to the Fieldhouse to begin preparing in earnest for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat.
Thanks to LeBron James taking the bait from his local reporters regarding Frank Vogel daring to say his team was playing for a championship, Vogel will now have to endure a round of silly questions about a comment he really didn't make. Also no doubt he'll respond with a smile.
The ECF schedule is set with a nice every-other-day rhythm to the series regardless of travel time between Indy and Miami.
Here's a look at the schedule.
Wed. May 22 @ Miami - 8:30 p.m. TNT
Fri. May 24 @ Miami - 8:30 p.m. TNT
Sun. May 26 @ Indiana - 8:30 p.m. TNT
Tue. May 28 @ Indiana - 8:30 p.m. TNT
Thu. May 30 @ Miami - 8:30 p.m. TNT (if necessary)
Sat. June 1 @ Indiana - 8:30 p.m. TNT (if necessary)
Mon. June 3 @ Miami - 8:30 p.m. TNT (if necessary)
Before getting to the links, check out this tweet which I'm sure everyone has seen. If ever a playoff series was captured in one photo, this is it from Matt Kryger of the Indy Star.
Check out the links: