In the Sir Charles in Charge game of the week, the Miami Heat take a little trip down memory lane and face the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse — for old times’ sake.
As most of you remember, the Heat knocked off the Pacers in a game 7 to reach last year’s NBA Finals, before ultimately winning the NBA Finals. The Heat has eliminated Indiana out of the playoffs two years in a row. Obviously, that’s still fresh on the mind of the Pacers.
The pregame chatter between the team’s at this morning’s shootaround was at an Eastern Conference Finals level. Here are the highlights:
Paul George starts up the festivities:
Rivalry, what rivalry?
The 18-3 team wants you to know that they’re evenly matched with the 16-5 team:
Not just your ordinary game is the theme in the Pacers locker room:
George has had Miami on his mind:
Reflecting on how close the Pacers came to making the Finals:
The Pacers regular season goal is clear:
Apparently, this is a championship game:
David West is awesome:
Chris Bosh on the difference of mindsets between the Pacers and Heat:
So when did you circle this game on the calendar, Bosh?
Spo on if the Pacers are better this season:
Last note: Dwyane Wade did not participate in shootaround, but is expected to play tonight against the Pacers.