While the 2019-20 NBA seeding games have not been completed yet, the Eastern Conference playoffs series have been set. In the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will square off against each other. That is exactly the situation that most NBA fans wanted to see.
After Jimmy Butler and T.J. Warren got into it with each other earlier this year, the matchup between the two teams in the bubble was highly anticipated. Now, fans will be able to watch the two teams go at it in a seven-game series.
Both the Pacers and Heat have talented and deep rosters. They are both capable of making a run in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Indiana has some healthy concerns, but they are still going to be a tough team to beat.
On the outside looking in, the Heat seem like the better team on paper. They have defeated the Pacers in all three of the head-to-head matchups this season. However, they do play again in the final seeding game for both teams.
All of that being said, let’s go ahead and take a look at five bold predictions for the Heat vs. Pacers series in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.