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Game Preview: Heat aim for 3-0 lead vs. Pacers

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Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. are both listed as questionable.

Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Two Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

The fifth-seeded Miami Heat won the first two “road games” against the fourth-seeded Indiana Pacers. Now, the Heat will play with their (virtual) fans in the arena in hopes of grabbing a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Pacers have their backs against the wall; how will they respond?

They will look to try to get T.J. Warren going. The former N.C. State player went 0-for-5 from 3-point range in Miami’s 109-100 win in Game 2. Without Domantas Sabonis and with Victor Oladipo still not playing up to the level of his All-Star 2017-18 campaign, Warren will need to generate more offense.

For the Heat, Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. are both listed as questionable to play in Game 3.

The game will start at 3:30 p.m. ET 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
  • Myles Turner

Broadcast Info

  • TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson); TNT
  • 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)