The Pacers move on to Miami on Monday night for the final game of their current three-game road trip while also wrapping up the season series with the Heat.
The Pacers hold a 2-1 lead thus far, so a win tonight would give the Pacers the tie breaker advantage over the Heat which may come in handy at the end of the regular season.
The Pacers can also sweep their roadie but will likely have to play better than they did last night in Orlando when the Magic failed to take full advantage of 17 first-half turnovers. Although, the first order of business is figuring out who will play for both teams.
Chris Bosh is out due to another bout with a blood clot that has him out indefinitely. Dwyane Wade missed two games with a knee problem and is a game-time decision tonight. Miami started small with much success against the Wizards last Friday thanks in large part to Hassan Whiteside coming off the bench to deliver 25 points and 23 rebounds.
As for the Pacers, Rodney Stuckey remains out and C.J. Miles is doubtful after re-straining a calf muscle in Orlando on Sunday. George Hill also strained his elbow and is now questionable.
The Pacers' bigs have played well of late so it will be interesting to see how Miami matches up without Bosh. If they continue to play small Myles Turner will be a key cog for any success the Pacers have using their size around the rim.
|2015-16 NBA Regular Season|
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|February 22, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. ET|
|American Airlines Arena - Miami, FL|
|TV: FOX Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/93.5 FM The Fan|
|George Hill||PG||Goran Dragic|
|Monta Ellis||SG||Gerald Green|
|Paul George||SF||Luol Deng|
|Myles Turner||PF||Justise Winslow|
|Ian Mahinmi||C||Amare Stoudemire|