Feb 1 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) reacts after getting fouled by Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Miami 102-89. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat: Let's Get it On

This waiting game till 6:00 PM (Local Time) is going to seem like a lifetime.  You know what I am thinking for tonight’s game between the Heat and Pacers, let’s just get to it.  We can preview it up and down, break down all the match ups, give you all the insight, but I saw get to the game. This won’t feel like “just another regular season game” and you can tell from how the Pacers are treating it that it isn’t like that. The Heat might be playing off like that, but you can’t tell me Lebron and company don’t want this game a little bit more.  This is the Pacers team that has beat the Heat twice already, and gave the Heat that loss before the streak. The Heat have looked dominant, and if the Pacers somehow pull off a win, just think what that will do for their confidence.

This Pacers team already plays most of the time with a chip on their shoulder, and as long as it doesn’t go into that dirty column, that’s fine. They should play that way with an extra edge. You look at this team, and they don’t often get the recognition they deserve. The Pacers are one of the better teams in the NBA with a real shot to go far in the playoffs, but would you know that thanks to mainstream media?  It’s a good thing you have us here at Always Miller Time to get you all the latest and greatest on the Blue and Gold.

This team has the right players that people can get behind. Even with Roy Hibbert getting suspended after that incident against Golden State, people thought it was great because he showed some real intensity that’s been missing. I think tonight he’ll be ready for this game. Paul George is ready for the challenge of slowing down Lebron James. You can’t stop him, as I think only Lebron could stop himself. But if George slows down Lebron, and the Pacers make this a grind it down game, they’ll have a great shot to win. The Pacers will have to limit their turnovers, and not let the Heat run in transition.

Tonight’s game will be so interesting to me as I think if the Pacers keep it close, then you’ll see them be able to get the win. But if the Pacers come out slow and get down double digits, it could get real ugly. I understand that’s most cases in games, but with the extra intensity in this one, this could happen. With that extra edge the Pacers are bringing, whoever wins will have to earn it.

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