In their last meeting, the Heat ran past the Pacers 122-108 in early January but the ejection of T.J. Warren after squaring off with Jimmy Butler stole the show which Butler enhanced with his post-game comments.
Since then, Warren hasn’t said much but instead has let his volume scoring in the bubble speak for him. With so many potential matchups between the two on the horizon it is hard to think the tension in the game tonight will match the hype. In fact, both players are listed as questionable. While the fourth seed is up for grabs, the reward in the bubble for earning the spot will be purely for bragging rights.
But, hey, bragging rights are something, and really fun for fans. So...let’s get it on!
Where: VISA Athletic Center, Orlando, FL
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Aaron Holiday, Victor Oladipo, T.J. Warren, Myles Turner
Heat: Goran Dragic, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Derrick Jones Jr., Bam Adebayo
IND: T.J. Warren (sore foot) - questionable, Domantas SabonisJ (foot) - out, Jeremy Lamb (knee) -out
MIA: Goran Dragic (ankle) - questionable, Jimmy Butler (sore foot) - questionable, Kendrick Nunn (isolating) - out
Enemy view: Hot Hot Hoops
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