Commentary

Predicting Pacers-Heat East finals

Originally Published: May 20, 2013
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider
Having won eight of their first nine games in the 2013 postseason, the Miami Heat will see the level of competition ramp up quickly against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals. Not only did the Pacers win the season series 2-1, they proved their defensive mettle in upsetting the New York Knicks 4-2 to reach the conference finals. Now, a confident squad hopes to surprise the Heat -- and everyone outside Indiana.

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