Adebayo and the Heat take on conference foe Indiana

January 7

Miami Heat (26-10, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (23-14, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers host Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat in Eastern Conference play Wednesday.

The Pacers are 16-10 in conference play. Indiana averages 13 turnovers per game and is 14-7 when it wins the turnover battle.

The Heat are 18-4 in conference games. Miami is 14-7 against opponents with a winning record.

The two teams play for the second time this season. The Heat defeated the Pacers 113-112 in their last matchup on Dec. 27. Jimmy Butler led Miami with 20 points, and Aaron Holiday paced Indiana scoring 17 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sabonis is shooting 52.2 percent and averaging 17.8 points. T.J. McConnell has averaged 8 points and 6.1 assists over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Goran Dragic is second on the Heat averaging 5.0 assists while scoring 15.9 points per game. Duncan Robinson has averaged 3.4 made 3-pointers and scored 12.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 5-5, averaging 110 points, 41 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 6.6 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting.

Heat: 7-3, averaging 108.1 points, 47.7 rebounds, 24.4 assists, six steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting.

INJURIES: Pacers: Naz Mitrou-Long: day to day (ankle), Victor Oladipo: out (quad), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (back).

Heat: Jimmy Butler: day to day (back), Justise Winslow: day to day (back).



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