Thanks to their best effort in quite some time on Friday night, the Pacers are in position for a surprising South Beach sweep of their weekend series with the Heat.
It will no doubt take another quality 48 minutes for the Pacers to remain in position to win against a Heat team looking to bounce back, not only from the 27-point drubbing by the Pacers but also a pair of consecutive losses.
Keep an eye on the three point line today which provided the Pacers a big boost on Friday. Indiana drilled 20 3-point shots while the Heat struggled from behind the arc. Malcolm Brogdon made 7 of those 20 three balls while Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro were just 3 of 13 from deep.
Win or lose, the 1 p.m. ET tip will allow the Pacers a extra time to travel to Milwaukee for their Monday matchup with the Bucks.
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
When: 1:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Heat: Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo
IND: T.J. Warren (foot) - out, JaKarr Samspon (sore knee) - questionable
MIA: Goran Dragic (lower back spasms) - questionable, Avery Bradley (right calf strain) – out, Andre Iguodala (left hip soreness) – out, Udonis Haslem (health and safety protocols) – out
Enemy view: Hot, Hot Hot Hoops
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