On Wednesday, the Indiana Pacers will host the Miami Heat in another rematch of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals.
The Pacers pushed the Heat to seven games before ultimately losing the series in game seven.
The Pacers vowed to do everything in their power to make sure the game would be in Indiana, rather than Miami, this season if the same situation occurred.
These two teams have already met twice this season with the Pacers defeating the Heat in Indiana 90-84 on December 10 and the Heat taking the matchup in Miami just eight days later, 97-94.
The Pacers currently have two-game lead on the Heat (one in the loss column) and cut some separation between the two when they host the Heat on Wednesday (They also play again in Miami on April 11).
Pacers’ star forward Paul George didn’t pull any punches in describing the game.
“It’s a huge game for us,” George told Candace Buckne of The USA Today. “Get a chance to play against great competition, a great team, a team that’s on our heels right now in the East. This is a building block game for us and a game that I feel like we must win or we should win.”
Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 pm EST and the game is on ESPN.