On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers will host Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the defending champion Miami Heat. Game time is set at 8:30PM ET and will be held at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
The Miami Heat have wrested back the homecourt advantage and lead the series 2-1 after an emphatic win in Game 3 on the road. The Heat has a 5-0 record in road games during the playoffs. Four-time MVP Lebron James displayed his versatility as he unleashed his post up game which the Pacers count not solved throughout the game.
However, it was the superb shooting touch of veteran Udonis Haslem that broke the Pacers' interior defense. Center Roy Hibbert was forced to get out of the shaded lane as he chased Haslem in the perimeter. All 5 Miami starter were in double digit points after the game.
The Indiana Pacers believed that they have the momentum and capabilities of dealing Miami's second consecutive loss in the playoffs. However, the Pacers were taken aback as the Heat unleashed their vaunted offense and defense in front of the Pacers' fans.
The Miami Heat is tough to beat once the role players contribute and follow the lead of Miami's Big Three. The Indiana Pacers may have a chance to tie the series if they contain Miami's role players and let the Big Three carry the cudgels.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Miami Heat as a 2-point favorite to beat the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.