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NBA game of the week: Pacers vs. Heat, Sunday at Miami

The Heat puts its 17-game win streak on the line against the Pacers, who are 2-0 vs. Miami this season and could be the top East challenger to the NBA champions.

March 09, 2013|By Ben Bolch
  • Pacers guard Paul George (24) defends against Heat forard LeBron James during the second half of a game last month in Indianapolis.
Pacers guard Paul George (24) defends against Heat forard LeBron James… (Doug McSchooler / Associated…)


3 p.m. PDT Sunday. TV: None.

Winners of 17 consecutive games, Miami is wiping away some of its smudges from earlier in the season while it cleans up on the rest of the NBA.

Last week, the Heat posted a resounding comeback victory against New York after previously suffering a pair of 20-point defeats against the Knicks.

Now the Heat looks to improve on its 0-2 record against Indiana, widely perceived as the only realistic challenger to the defending NBA champions in the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers will be without Danny Granger after the forward's comeback from a knee injury was aborted because of soreness after only five games.

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