Pacers-Heat Preview

A nine-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Indiana Pacers when they compete against the Miami Heat. Through a quarter of the season, the Pacers are on pace to be one of the best teams in the league and come into the game with an 18-3 record. They have been nearly lights out over the last 10 games, going 8-2 during the span. Also at the quarter mark of their own season, the Heat look to continue their outstanding play and sport a record of 16-5. They have also been hot as of late, winning eight of their last 10. This game is slated to start at 7:00 pm EST and SunSports and FSN-IN will be providing coverage of the contest.

After their bad 118-94 loss to the Thunder, the Pacers are looking to avoid a repeat performance. The team's high scorer was Paul George, who registered 32 in the game. The Heat, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Pistons, 110-95. LeBron James led the game in scoring by accounting for 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting from the field.

From an eFG% perspective, this will be a battle of strength versus strength when Miami has the ball. Their upper-echelon offense ranks first in the NBA in that metric at 56.4%, while Indiana is best in the league in eFG% defense (44.3%).