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Game Preview: Heat look to take Game 2 vs Pacers

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The Heat took Game 1 over Indiana, and look to take Game 2 on Thursday afternoon.

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are looking to take a 2-0 series lead when they play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday afternoon inside the Orlando bubble.

Miami won Game 1 with a 113-101 margin thanks to a strong finish by Jimmy Butler late and a really effective 21 point second half by Goran Dragic. The game was a close one, and a good start to what should be a great series.

Game 2’s are always the ones that show us the pedigree of a coach — what adjustments will be made to make the team more efficient and productive? The Heat will return healthy, although Jae Crowder is listed as questionable with and ankle. Victor Oladipo is also questionable after he suffered an eye injury in the first quarter of Game 1 and didn’t return.

The Heat will hope to get Duncan Robinson off to a better start and if they can limit the Pacers transition points, as they did in the second half, they should be in much better shape.

The game will start at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on TNT.

Probable Starters

Miami —

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Goran Dragic

Indiana —

  • Aaron Holiday
  • T.J. Warren
  • Myles Turner
  • Victor Oladipo
  • Malcolm Brogdon

Broadcast Info

  • TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson); ESPN
  • Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)