Dec 10, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade (3) takes a shot against Indiana Pacers guard Orlando Johnson (11) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Miami 90-84. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Heat at Pacers: Ray Allen out, Dwyane Wade likely in for Miami

The Indiana Pacers will host the Miami Heat in a key Eastern Conference showdown Wednesday night.

The Pacers, who lost to the Heat in seven games in the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, currently hold a two-game lead (one in the loss column) over the Heat for the top in the Eastern Conference.

With the playoffs starting in just a few weeks, any game, especially one between the two, is clearly very important (the Heat and Pacers will meet again in Miami on April 11).

Unfortunately for the Heat, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, they will be without the most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history Wednesday.

Allen is averaging 9.7 points, 2.9 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game this season.

However, it does look like the Heat will have guard Dwyane Wade.


Wade has missed the last two games for the Heat.

He is averaging 19.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game this season.

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