The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat are playing in perhaps the most talked about regular season games of the young season. These two teams were the class of the Eastern Conference last season, battling it out in an epic seven game series in the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat won game 7 and went to win their second consecutive NBA title.
The two teams look destined for a playoff rematch as they once again appear to be the class of the east. The Pacers are currently 18-3 while the Heat are 16-5.
The two teams have been constructed in different ways. The Pacers have mostly built through the draft and have three former first round picks, center Roy Hibbert, small forward Paul George and shooting guard Lance Stephenson in their starting lineup. The Heat famously signed Chris Bosh and LeBron James to team with a player they drafted in Dwyane Wade.
Wade has had a rough season because of age an injuries. Wade made his return to the court on Tuesday night, but it hasn’t gone all that well. He missed a pair of layups in the first quarter.
The game is currently airing on NBA TV.