Game Predictions for Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers in Eastern Conference Finals

May 21st, 2013 by John Friel Leave a reply »
Hey! Wake up! Don't you realize that the Eastern Conference finals are finally here?

It feels like we saw Halley's Comet the last time we saw the Miami Heat play, but the time is nearly upon us, as the Heat finally face off with the third-seeded Indiana Pacers in the ECF.

The Heat haven't played since May 15, when they defeated the Chicago Bulls 94-91 to complete a 4-1 series victory. The last time they had as long of a layoff came after they were forced to wait for the Bulls and Brooklyn Nets series to conclude after already defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in a sweep.

Miami dropped Game 1 at home against Chicago but won the next four to finish off the Bulls.

Indiana faced a stronger opponent in the New York Knicks and needed six games to dispel of the Carmelo Anthony-centric roster. The Pacers used their strong interior presences to command respect on both sides of the court, resulting in high-percentage shots on offense and contested shots on defense.

New York was able to score over 100 only once. They broke triple digits less often than they scored under 90 points, which occurred in a three-game stretch between Games 3 and 5 t ...

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