Heat vs Pacers: Pregame chatter

Jun 3, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket defended by Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George (24) in the third quarter during game 7 of the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell- USA TODAY Sports

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:

Greg Oden?

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:

More Bosh:

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.


Topics: Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Game Of The Week

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