Preview: Heat aim to take commanding lead in Game 3 vs. Pacers
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 3 p.m.
Heat -5; over/under is 214
EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND
Miami leads series 2-0
The Miami Heat take on the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference first round with a 2-0 lead in the series. The Heat won the previous meeting 109-100. Duncan Robinson scored 24 points to help lead Miami to the win and Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in defeat for Indiana.
The Heat have gone 30-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 44.4 rebounds. Bam Adebayo leads the Heat with 10.2 boards.
The Pacers are 28-19 against conference opponents. Indiana ranks third in the Eastern Conference with 25.9 assists per game led by Malcolm Brogdon averaging 7.1.
Jimmy Butler is averaging 19.9 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 assists over the last 10 games for Miami.
Brogdon leads the Pacers averaging 7.1 assists while scoring 16.5 points per game. T.J. Warren is averaging 22.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 43.5% over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES
Heat: 5-5, averaging 111.1 points, 42 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points on 45.4% shooting.
Pacers: 6-4, averaging 108.3 points, 41.6 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 9.2 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.7 points on 44.4% shooting.