Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Prediction & Match Preview – December 3rd, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The Miami Heat will face the Indiana Pacers for the second time this season at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday, Dec. 3. Miami’s last overtime loss to Indiana spoiled their dramatic opening win against the defending champions, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Erik Spoelstra’s team will once again come up short against the Indiana Pacers. The Miami Heat will continue to miss Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Markieff Morris. Without their two All-Stars and defensive stalwarts, Miami looked out of sorts in their loss to the up-and-coming Cleveland Cavaliers in their last game.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have lost their last two games by a combined total of five points. In the loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks, the Pacers had good chances to pull off the upset, but couldn’t pull it off in the end.
Rick Carlisle will also be without some key pieces in the rematch against the Miami Heat. T.J. McConnell, who injured his wrist against the Hawks, could miss the game. The same goes for Justin Holiday, who went into health and safety protocols before the game against Atlanta.
The Indiana Pacers are also still awaiting the return of T.J. Warren this season.
Fixture: Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers | 2021-22 NBA season.
Date & Time: Friday, December 3rd; 7:00 PM ET (Saturday, December 4th; 5:30 AM IST).
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.
Heat vs Pacers Prediction
The Miami Heat have a lot to make up for without Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler. They set the tone defensively for the Heat and provided much needed scoring.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers also have some losses, but they don’t offer the same impact as the Miami All-Stars.
Rick Carlisle’s team could cruise past the Heat in a close game.
Where to Watch Heat vs Pacers Game
NBA League Pass will be streaming the game live. Local coverage of the game is available through Bally Sports Indiana and Bally Sports Sun.