The Indiana Pacers continued to go all-in for their quest to overtake the Miami Heat Thursday when the team struck a trade deadline deal to acquire Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen from the Philadelphia 76ers.
Lost amidst the hubbub of Super Bowl weekend, the Indiana Pacers signed center Andrew Bynum. The signing put a third seven-foot, at one-time star, on the Pacers roster and continued setting the stage for an Eastern Conference playoff matchup with the Miami Heat.
If the last two games between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are a sign of what’s coming if the two teams meet in the Eastern Conference Finals; it’s going to be one fun, but physical series.
Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.
The Miami Heat don’t have much to prove to themselves, but questions are popping up around the team when it comes to Miami’s ability to knock out the Indiana Pacers.
Finding a weakness in the Miami Heat has perplexed opponents for the last two years, but the Indiana Pacers may have solved the problem by driving a 7’2”, 260 pound hole through the middle of the Heat’s defense.
Roy Hibbert scored 24 points and Paul George had 15 of his 17 points during a second-half rally to lead the Pacers past Miami 90-84 Tuesday night in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.
The three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat have looked at times like they are simply managing their time waiting for the playoffs. But Tuesday night in Indianapolis will have a playoff atmosphere as the Heat tangle with the NBA’s top team right now, the Indiana Pacers.
The Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers are the cream of the crop in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but the separation between those two teams and the rest of the conference is striking in the first week of December.
Miami Heat fans, at least those who could get their hearts restarted Wednesday morning, are looking for anything that might give the advantage to the Heat in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals. It turns out, they have to look no further than the Miami Marlins.