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NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Two: Heat at Pacers

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The Pacers look to hold home court advantage by taking game two after they pretty well dominated game one. How will the Heat respond?

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Heat at Pacers
7:30 pm Central
ESPN

The Heat will try to get even after the Pacers took game one at home. The Pacers were remarkably efficient on offense in game one, not the way they usually win. They were able to get open threes off penetration and ball movement, and get good looks in the paint off the pick and roll.  Still, they made more shots than can be generally expected, and the Heat will likely turn up the defensive pressure.

Meanwhile, the Heat will also need more offensively from players not named LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh was a non-factor in game one, and Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole combined to go 2-12 for six points. That won't work, especially when significant minutes are going to non-scorers Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem.

If the Pacers can get this second one at home, all of a sudden this series is in real doubt heading to Miami. Expect the Heat to come out with all guns blazing. Or something.

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