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NBA : ATS Matchup
Tuesday 8/18/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore
MIAMI
 
INDIANA
-6  

+6  
-250

+200

221.5
 
113
Final
101

MIAMI (44 - 29) vs. INDIANA (45 - 28)
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Tuesday, 8/18/2020 4:00 PM
Eastern Conference - First Round - Best Of 7 - Game 1 - Lake Buena Vista, F
Board OpenLatest
769MIAMI-4.5-6
770INDIANA217.5221.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
MIAMI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games44-29+5.935-3644-28112.058.046.7%53.2109.154.144.8%50.3
Road Games17-24-4.616-2422-18108.656.745.2%52.4110.755.245.0%52.0
Last 5 Games1-4-41-43-2109.858.244.1%50.0113.256.846.3%54.2
Playoff Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
MIAMI Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)112.058.039-8446.7%13-3537.9%20-2578.3%53826218145
vs opponents surrendering11256.341-8946.1%12-3435.8%18-2377.3%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)108.656.738-8545.2%13-3635.7%19-2577.9%52825218145
Stats Against (All Games)109.154.139-8744.8%13-3834.7%18-2478.3%50925227144
vs opponents averaging111.65641-8945.9%12-3435.6%18-2377.3%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)110.755.239-8645.0%13-3835.7%20-2579.2%521025228144

INDIANA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games45-28+6.439-3038-35109.454.847.6%50.6107.552.844.6%53.5
Road Games24-17+8.525-1521-20108.954.847.7%49.1108.953.645.2%53.6
Last 5 Games3-2+2.43-21-4104.851.844.6%53.2107.050.641.5%59.0
Playoff Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
INDIANA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)109.454.842-8847.6%10-2836.3%15-1978.7%51926207135
vs opponents surrendering111.55641-8946.0%12-3435.7%18-2377.1%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)108.954.842-8847.7%11-2937.5%14-1879.1%49826208135
Stats Against (All Games)107.552.839-8944.6%11-3434.1%17-2278.8%531023197145
vs opponents averaging111.35641-8945.8%12-3535.7%18-2376.8%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)108.953.640-8845.2%12-3435.1%17-2279.2%541023187145
Average power rating of opponents played: MIAMI 95.7,  INDIANA 95.2
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
MIAMI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
8/1/2020*DENVER125-105W-4.5W216O40-7255.6%451539-8943.8%4719
8/3/2020*TORONTO103-107L2.5L221.5U37-8742.5%451429-6743.3%4721
8/4/2020*BOSTON112-106W4W212O34-7744.2%501237-8543.5%5616
8/6/2020*MILWAUKEE116-130L10L222O35-8342.2%431941-7852.6%4914
8/8/2020*PHOENIX112-119L4L225O41-8448.8%411244-9247.8%5411
8/10/2020*INDIANA114-92W-4W224U44-9844.9%671333-8439.3%5317
8/12/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY115-116L-4L221O42-8648.8%441239-8943.8%5816
8/14/2020*INDIANA92-109L-2L220.5U31-8735.6%551943-8948.3%5719
8/18/2020*INDIANA              
8/20/2020*INDIANA              
8/22/2020*INDIANA              
8/24/2020*INDIANA              

INDIANA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
8/1/2020*PHILADELPHIA127-121W5.5W220O48-9550.5%421046-9349.5%6321
8/3/2020*WASHINGTON111-100W-8.5W227U44-9247.8%521041-9443.6%5513
8/4/2020*ORLANDO120-109W-1W224O46-8454.8%40739-8247.6%4918
8/6/2020*PHOENIX99-114L-1L228U37-8543.5%421543-9246.7%6015
8/8/2020*LA LAKERS116-111W3W220O44-8452.4%482042-10042.0%5615
8/10/2020*MIAMI92-114L4L224U33-8439.3%531744-9844.9%6713
8/12/2020*HOUSTON108-104W6.5W231.5U40-10040.0%661432-8637.2%5720
8/14/2020*MIAMI109-92W2W220.5U43-8948.3%571931-8735.6%5519
8/18/2020*MIAMI              
8/20/2020*MIAMI              
8/22/2020*MIAMI              
8/24/2020*MIAMI              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
MIAMI: LAST SEASON: 39-43, finished in 10th place in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Erik Spoelstra (12th season, 523-363).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Justise Winslow (12.6 ppg), G Dion Waiters (12.0), G Jimmy Butler (18.7 with Minnesota and Philadelphia), F Kelly Olynyk (10.0), C Bam Adebayo (8.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Dwyane Wade, G Josh Richardson, C Hassan Whiteside, G Rodney McGruder.
KEY ADDITIONS: Butler, G Tyler Herro, F-C Meyers Leonard.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Butler gets a team to call his own, and assumes the role of locker-room leader in the place of Wade ' who retired after 16 seasons, most of them with Miami. The Heat are hoping for healthier years from Waiters and PG Goran Dragic, after both missed about half of last season. Herro, the No. 13 pick in this year's draft, had a strong summer league and followed that up with big numbers in the preseason so he'll clearly be in the mix somewhere. Adebayo enters his first full year as the starting center, a job he won down the stretch last season, and will get help from fellow bigs Olynyk and Leonard. Winslow wants to be a leader for the group, but has missed 94 games in the last three seasons.
OUTLOOK: The Heat haven't won a playoff series since 2016 and are only 124-122 over the last three seasons, yet believe they can get back into more of a postseason-contender role ' even without Wade, who was the team's best player last season. Getting Butler was a major boost and he'll unquestionably be the key to everything Miami does, though he won't be asked to carry the load by himself. Defense wasn't the problem for Miami last season after the Heat finished No. 2 in the league in points allowed; the biggest issue was inconsistent offense, which figures to get better.
INDIANA: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost in first round.
COACH: Nate McMillan (fourth season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Malcolm Brogdon (15.6 ppg), G Jeremy Lamb (15.3 ppg), F Domantas Sabonis (14.1 ppg), F T.J. Warren (18.0 ppg), C Myles Turner (13.3)
KEY LOSSES: F Thaddeus Young, F Bojan Bogdanovic, G Darren Collison, G Cory Joseph, G Tyreke Evans
KEY ADDITIONS: Brogdon, Lamb, Warren, G T.J. McConnell, F Justin Holiday
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The big question heading into this season is when will two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo return from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee? He's not expected back until at least December and when he does start playing, it's unclear how long it will take him to return to form. Until then, this will be Turner's team and everyone will be watching how this new starting lineup plays together. Indiana expects Brogdon to play like the $85 million man while Sabonis moves from a valuable backup role into the starting lineup for the first time. Sabonis and Turner being paired together give the Pacers a more traditional two big-man look.
OUTLOOK: The Pacers know it will take time for all the new faces to get acclimated in sync, and they expect some rough patches early. But the offseason moves should give Indiana more scoring punch and better balance offensively. Defensively, it will be interesting to see how Sabonis or Turner defends the perimeter. But if the Pacers have a solid start and Oladipo is back to full strength before the All-Star break, they could become a surprise contender in the Eastern Conference.
PREVIEW
Butler, Warren downplay feud in Heat-Pacers series
 

Jimmy Butler and T.J. Warren will go head-to-head in a key matchup when the No. 5 Miami Heat and No. 4 Indiana Pacers open a best-of-seven playoff series Tuesday afternoon near Orlando.

The teams split a pair in the NBA bubble, with Miami recording its third straight win over Indiana this season with a 114-92 romp last Monday, before the Pacers finally topped the Heat with a 109-92 win on Friday that broke a tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Warren earned a spot on the All-Bubble first team after averaging 31.0 points in the Pacers' eight games since the restart.

But Warren had nowhere near that level of success in three games against the Heat this season, harassed into 11-for-31 shooting overall (35.5 percent) and 3-for-11 on 3-pointers (27.3 percent) while held to 10.3 points per game.

Neither Warren nor Butler played in the regular-season finale.

Butler, meanwhile, has taken advantage of 30 free throws, making 27, in his three head-to-heads with Warren while averaging 17.7 points.

The feud got tense when Warren was ejected from a 122-108 home loss to the Heat in January for slashing at Butler's arm as the Miami star was driving to the hoop.

Butler blew a kiss at Warren as he was being escorted to the locker room.

A war of words ensued following the game, after which the NBA stepped in and fined both players -- Warren $25,000 for his Flagrant-1 foul, Butler $35,000 for comments made on social media.

Remarks were more brief and courteous in advance of the playoff series.

"Look, I just play basketball," Butler insisted Sunday. "I'm going to go out there and be the best player on the floor. That's what Miami has me here to do.

"I'm not worried about nobody's matchup, man. We can kill that. That's dead; that's something that'll pass. Everybody wants to make a story out of it, but my job isn't against T.J. Warren. It's against the Indiana Pacers, and my job is to help the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers."

Countered Warren at his media session, "It's a part of the game, and when you compete at a high level like that, you're going to run into other competitors. It's just the nature of basketball."

Another key matchup in the series figures to be the Heat's Bam Adebayo against the Pacers' Myles Turner, who takes on a greater role in the series in the absence of Domantas Sabonis. Both Adebayo and Sabonis averaged double-doubles in the season series, with Adebayo going for 15.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in three games, while Sabonis paced Indiana with 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in two contests. He has not played in the bubble.

Sabonis is out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis. Turner, meanwhile, has had neck and wrist issues since the restart but is expected to play in the series opener.

Heat backup Derrick Jones Jr., who was carted off the court with a neck injury after a collision in the finale against Indiana, has made a nice recovery and is questionable for Game 1.

A big disparity in the season series came at the foul line, where the Heat took an average of 4.2 more foul shots per game (22.5-18.3). They took advantage to outscore the Pacers by an average of 4.2 points (17.5-13.3).

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 9/20/2020 2:04:34 PM EST


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