Heat Vs. Pacers Could Be Hard-Fought & Short-Lived

Heat 66 wins, Pacers 49 winsWednesday night, the Miami Heat host the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In the semifinals, the Heat beat the Chicago Bulls in five games, with the Pacers taking down the New York Knicks in six.

These two teams played last year in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where the Heat took a tough six-game series, after falling behind 2-1.

The Heat won 66 contests, during the regular season (included 27-game winning streak), while the Pacers won 49.

Even though the Pacers took two out of three regular season games from Miami, the Heat's big three and home court advantage make them the heavy favorites.