(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Miami Heat will look to try and steal a game if not take both during their trip to Indianapolis for Game 4 and 5 against the Pacers.
Playing without all-star forward Chris Bosh, who is out with an abdominal strain indefinitely, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will look to other players to try and fill Bosh’s void.
“We’re confident and we’re looking forward to the challenge,” Heat forward Udonis Haslem said. “We can do it. We know we can do it. But it’s not going to be easy. So we’ve got to go in there, we’ve got to be armored-up and we’ve got to be ready to go.”
LeBron James scored 28 points in the game 2 loss in Miami and also missed two huge free throws in the fourth quarter.
“It’s going to be fun,” said James. “It’s what the playoffs are all about. At the end of the day, you’ve got to try to win on somebody else’s floor. And we look forward to going up there.”
Pacers head coach Frank Vogel understands the importance of defending their home court.
“We’ve got to keep our edge,” Vogel said. “We understand that we feel good about who we are as a basketball team and that we can win this series. But that means nothing. We’ve got to do it in between the lines.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire