Tune in at 7:00 PM ET as the Heat take on the Pacers. James Herbert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Remember these two in the playoffs last year? That was fun.
@Sam Hayden For sure. I never know what to expect from Miami, especially defensively.
Heat are 23-9, Pacers are 20-14 going into this one.
The Heat smothered Paul George last year in the playoffs. He's been amazing lately, let's see if he can make things happen tonight.
Hibbert's had a pretty disappointing year offensively. Let's see if he can get things going tonight.
Heat starters: Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem
Pacers starters: George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, David West, Roy Hibbert
Alright let's get this thing started.
Bosh open for a jumper on the right side, he bricks it.
The crowd in Indy is awesome.
I really want to watch a game there.
David West with a high post pass to a cutting George, but Wade deflects it out of bounds. Pacers inbound it with 11 seconds on the shot clock.
West draws a foul on Haslem going for a hook in the middle of the lane.
Haslem didn't like the call, but I think it was the right one.
Two shots coming up for West, who has been so, so steady this year.
11:30 on the clock in the first quarter.
West misses the first free throw, hits the second.
Wade in the mid-post, Stephenson pokes the ball away from him out of bounds. Heat ball, 12 on the shot clock.
Bosh WIDE open for a 16 foot jumper on the right side, he swishes it.
Hibbert is guarding him. That means Bosh will probably get more of those looks, Hibbert doesn't love to come out that high.
Stephenson answers with a three.
Stephenson has been quietly effective this year, I love that.
Wade scores in the mid post on the right side, plus the foul on Stephenson.
That's a tough matchup for anybody.
Aggressive move, nice hook by Wade.
10:41 left in the first, Wade converts the three-point play.
Bosh fouls Hibbert away from the ball.
George gets in the key and attracts attention, dishes to Hill in the left corner. Hill misses a wide open three. Nice pass by George, though.
Wade in the post against Stephenson again, he makes another hook shot.
Attacking Stephenson seems to be the plan.
Weird how LeBron hasn't really done anything.
Stephenson in the post, he turns it over trying to drive middle.
James fires up a desperation jumper at the end of the shot clock on a stagnant possession, no good but Bosh gets the rebound. Chalmers misses a three, the rebound goes out of bounds, last touched by West. Another chance for Miami coming up.
@award Quiet so far. They've been giving it to Wade.
James against George, left side, backing down. He fades away and misses a jumper, great defense by George.
West with the rebound, George misses in transition but gets his own rebound. Stephenson nails a jumper after Bosh tries to take a charge against him and the refs don't call anything, leaving Bosh on the ground.