The Heat defeated the Pacers in last year's second round series, 4-2.
Miami, FL (Sports Network) -
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will meet in the postseason for the second consecutive year, but this time, it's in the Eastern Conference Finals, beginning Wednesday night in Miami.
Last year, the Pacers actually held a 2-1 series lead in their semifinal matchup, but ultimately fell in six games. The Heat, of course, went on to win the NBA Championship.
This time around, it's for a spot in the NBA Finals and the stage has been set for a tense battle.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel downplayed any revenge factor, and in doing so, started a controversy.