The Miami Heat punched its ticket to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night. Thanks to Indiana's victory Thursday night, the Heat will start packing for Indianapolis.
Because Indiana is the opponent and had a better record than the Heat this year, the Pacers will have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference Finals. The schedule will look like this:
- Game 1 – Sunday, May 18, Miami at Indiana
- Game 2 – Tuesday, May 20, Miami at Indiana
- Game 3 – Saturday, May 24, Indiana at Miami
- Game 4 – Monday, May 26, Indiana at Miami
- Game 5 – Wednesday, May 28, Miami at Indiana *if necessary*
- Game 6 – Friday, May 30, Indiana at Miami *if necessary*
- Game 7 – Sunday, June 1, Miami at Indiana *if necessary*
The NBA Finals will begin on June 5.