NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, January 30th (All times eastern)
Miami Heat (25-19) at Indiana Pacers (18-28), 7:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat will take the floor in search of their fourth straight win tonight against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Miami just went 3-1 on a four-game homestand and recorded a 93-71 victory over the Washington Wizards in the finale of the residency on Wednesday. Daequan Cook and Michael Beasley each scored 16 points for Miami, which knocked down 10 three-pointers and made 19-of-22 free throws.
Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem had 14 points apiece, as the Heat improved to 15-7 at home this season. Miami will try to work on its 10-12 mark away from South Beach Friday night. Forward Shawn Marion (groin) is questionable against Indiana. He has missed two straight and three of the last four games.
The Pacers will resume a four-game homestand Friday and opened the residency with a 107-99 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. T.J. Ford matched a career high with 34 points, while Mike Dunleavy, Jarrett Jack and Rasho Nesterovic each scored 14 points for the Pacers, who were without All-Star Danny Granger. Granger, the team's leading scorer, was out with a sore knee and is questionable versus the Heat.
Troy Murphy finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, which has won three of four overall and pushed its home winning streak to six games.
Miami topped Indiana, 109-100, on November 22 this season, but the Pacers are 20-9 in the past 29 matchups. Indiana has won the last 12 meetings as the host in this series.
01/30 10:35:50 ET