In case you haven’t heard, the Miami Heat are taking on the Indiana Pacers tonight. The two teams have been the two best teams in the Eastern Conference by a wide margin. The Heat are 18-6 while the Pacers are 20-4.
This is poised to turn into one of the NBA’s best rivalries. The two squads met in the 2013 postseason and played in an epic seven game series eventually won by the Heat. The Heat then defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals to win their second straight title.
In Wednesday night’s game, which the Pacers lead 52-41 at the half and are looking to improve to 2-0 against the Heat on the season.
Both teams have made several big plays throughout the game and Pacers’ guard Lance Stephenson, who has had a fantastic night, made one of the prettiest plays of the night. Stephenson got the ball, raced past Heat defenders into the lane and made a nifty behind-the-back pass to Luis Scola, who buried a jumper.
Stephenson has 11 points, six rebounds and two assists at the half. Scola has six points in only seven minutes.