Pacers looking for win at home against Heat
"Beat the Heat."
The message is clear, and the Pacers are even spelling it out. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway sponsored posters that will be distributed to fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Wednesday night to spell out the message in the stands.
The Pacers (51-20) take on the Miami Heat (48-21) tonight for the third time this season. They're looking to rebound after two on-the-road losses to the Grizzlies and the Bulls.
Pacers fans will get a unique view of the game as the team kicks off its first Google Glass broadcast. The players tried out the new technology at practice Tuesday.
It will give the crowd first-person views of Pacers personalities on the scoreboard like public address announcer Michael Grady and members of the Pacemates.
Miami's Dwyane Wade will likely play at Indiana. Ray Allen may not. Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra says final decisions will be made just before Wednesday night's game.
Wade has missed the last two games with what he called a sore Achilles tendon. He practiced Tuesday and participated in Wednesday morning's shootaround, then iced his knees. He averages 19.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 50 games this season.
Allen is considered doubtful after coming down with the flu. He did not attend the morning shootaround, and Spoelstra plans to spend the afternoon "thinking about" how to divvy up time with the second unit if Allen does not play.