The Pacers felt like the Miami Heat's game plan, and especially Shane Battier's, in the Eastern Conference finals is to intimidate them with physical play. Heading into Game 2, the Pacers say they won't be affected by it.
When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams is already heating up.
During a Friday conference call with the media, Pat Riley said that the Miami Heat's draft selection of speedy point guard Norris Cole is part of the organization's offseason strategy to get younger and faster heading into next season.