Heat, Pacers win to set up Sunday showdown in Miami
The Indiana Pacers tuned up for their Sunday game against the Miami Heat by, well, tuning up the Orlando Magic with a vicious defensive display and eventually enough offense to roll to a 29-point win with the help of 50 points off the bench. The bench production included 18 points from Tyler Hansbrough and 14 from D.J. Augustin. Seriously, half of that output on a regular basis would be huge. Oh, well, enjoy it when you can. Meanwhile, the Heat rallied from a halftime deficit at home to run past the Philadelphia 76ers to win their 17th consecutive game. Miami's current win streak dates back to their last loss on Feb. 1 against...the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers will try to end that winning streak where it started although on the road this time. The Pacers will also be trying to sweep the season series between the two Eastern Conference foes. The Heat are well aware of those past two losses and aren't shying away from expressing their focus on trying to take down the Pacers, regardless of their attempt to post the league's longest winning streak of the season.
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