It was a great series. Overtimes, game-winners, huge shots, big dunks, pretty much anything and everything you could ask for in a conference finals. In this one, it was the Indiana Pacers vs. the Miami Heat. It went down to Game 7, where Miami went on to win the game, the series and eventually the NBA Finals. Well, Indiana has built up a much better team over the offseason and will be looking for revenge next season.
Luckily for Indiana, they will have three chances in the upcoming season to get back at Miami. Of course, they’d like to beat the Heat on more of a larger stage, but they will just have to settle with the three regular season games they will have with the defending champs for now.
Indiana won last year’s season series 2-1, and it will surely be looking to do that once again this upcoming season. Here’s where and when each game will be:
Game 1: Miami @ Indiana, Tuesday, Dec., 10, 7 p.m.
Game 2: Indiana @ Miami, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 3: Miami @ Indiana, Wednesday, March 26, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Last year’s games were as exciting as always, but this year’s matchups between the two may be a little more interesting. With the return of Danny Granger, we will see him and LeBron James battle it out offensively and defensively, as they have in the past, once again. We will also see more Paul George vs. Dwyane Wade with George moving down to the shooting guard position. With Miami adding big-man Greg Oden, we could see some heated battles between Oden and Roy Hibbert, who had his way with Miami in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals.
This rivalry heats up each and every year, and I can’t wait to see the two square up out on the court once again.