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The Indiana Pacers will try to slow down the league's top shooting team when they take on the Miami Heat (51.1% FG) at AmericanAirlines Arena. With an 18-6 record, the Heat have separated themselves from the pack. On the other end, the Pacers are considered an early favorite for the championship, entering with a record of 20-4. This game is slated to start at 7:00 pm EST and ESPN, FSN-IN and SunSports will be providing coverage of the contest.

After thoroughly outplaying the Jazz, 117-94, the Heat look for another solid effort. With 30 points on 13 for 17 shooting, LeBron James was the team's high scorer. Meanwhile, the Pacers are feeling some disappointment after the 101-96 loss to the Pistons. Lance Stephenson had a team-high 23 points. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Pacers taking the first game, 90-84. Roy Hibbert was the game's top overall scorer with 24 points.

From an eFG% perspective, this will be a matchup of two heavyweights. Miami's sweet-shooting offense is ranked first in the league in that metric at 56.5%, while Indiana is best in the NBA at making opponents miss (44.7%).

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