The Pacers spent the past two days in Miami prepping to play the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night.
Hopefully, the warmer climes will help the Pacers heat up on the court. Tyreke Evans returning to action should also help, but while he is with the team after missing the last three games. Cory Joseph will likely start, regardless if his strained groin doesn’t hamper him too much before the game. Doug McDermott is not expected to play due to a rib injury suffered in Orlando.
So, regardless of which among the walking wounded can play, the Pacers playing rotation will be shuffled as the team tries to find something that works besides running the vets into the ground.
As for the Heat, they were run out of the gym by OKC last night for their fourth loss in the last six games.
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner
Heat: Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside
IND: Victor Oladipo (right knee) - out, Tyreke Evans (sore lower back) - questionable, Cory Joseph (left groin) - questionable, Doug McDermott (rib) - doubtful
Enemy view: Hot, Hot Hoops
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