The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will be colliding int he Eastern Conference Finals for a second straight year and the two teams have been chomping at the bit to rematch and settle the score. While the Heat downed the Pacers in 2013, the Pacers owned Miami in the regular season and swept home court advantage right out from under them.
But as we saw with Brooklyn, regular season domination means little in the postseason and Indiana needs to start all over if they want to beat the Heat again over a stretch of games.
As bad as Indiana has looked at times, Chris Bosh recognizes them as the same dangerous threat they were last year and isn’t getting cocky about approaching the series.
“Of course we know what Indiana is capable of,” Heat center Chris Bosh said. “Despite their struggles, we still see the same opponent in those guys that we did last year.”
This is a wise approach as the Heat can’t afford to start assuming they’re going to win everything and to the credit of the Pacers, they do enter the series pretty hot.
Still, the Heat are the better team and they just need to make sure they stay focused and don’t let the Pacers recent struggles go to their heads.