In an Eastern Confrence rivalry, Indiana Pacers (43-27) will take on Miami Heat (43-27) today in Game 4. Here we look at the Match Preview and TV Schedule
The Eastern Conference is almost sorted for the playoffs. Bucks have cemented their top position with Raptors and Celtics likely to finish on the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. The Nets and Magic have also secured the 7th and 8th seed.
The battle is between Pacers, Heat, and Sixers for the fourth seed, Pacers vs Heat will be a crucial match for both teams as it will give one-game cushion for the 4th seed.
Pacers’ season restart has been a successful one, the side has managed to win four out of their five seeding games. They lost only to Suns (5-0), the only unbeaten team in Orlando. Whereas Heat has played below their standard in the bubble. They have lost three games, winning only two against the Celtics and Nuggets.
Where to watch Pacers vs Heat on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 8:00 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV (Accessed through NBA League Pass)
- Fox Sports Sun
- Live Stream on Fubo.tv
- Fox Sports Indiana
ready for this one.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) August 10, 2020
If you wish to watch the game on NBA TV, then you must buy NBA League Pass.
Pacers vs Heat Preview
Both teams enter Monday with a similar 43-27 record and are tied for the fourth seed in the West. The outcome won’t make a big difference as the 4th seed and the 5th seed will face each other in the first round of the playoffs, but they must keep Sixer in the 6th spot as the No.6 seed will face Celtics.
Fans will witness T.J. Warren vs Jimmy Butler after a long period, it will be interesting to see that who will lead his side to a win. Pacers have been consistent in the Bubble, T.J. Warren, Victor Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon are the strong pillars on which Pacers depend.
Warren has been lightning on the hardwood, he is averaging 34.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in the bubble. He scored 53 points in his opening game against Sixers.
The Heat has struggled in Orlando but with only three games left, they will want to hold on the 4th seed. Jimmy Butler has been impressive in the 2019-20 NBA season and helped the side to reach 43-27. But in Orlando, Buttler has only played two seeding games because of his injury. He has scored 38 points in 36 minutes. His performance can impact Heat’s playoff run.
As Heat’s Goran Dragic and Butler are not playing at their full strength, Pacers have a better chance in today’s game. They have the momentum behind them with Warren firing big in Orlando.
The probable lineup for Pacers
The probable lineup for Heat
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