Tonight’s matchup: Heat looking to lock down surprising Pacers and their 3-point shooting

INDIANA PACERS VS. MIAMI HEAT

When: Sunday, 5 p.m.

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami.

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Indiana 8-8, Miami 7-8

Indiana Pacers’ Cory Joseph drives to the basket as Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow defend during the Heat’s victory against the Pacers this season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Heat

F: Justise Winslow

F: Josh Richardson

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Dion Waiters

G: Goran Dragic

Pacers

F: Bojan Bogdanovic

F: Thaddeus Young

C: Myles Turner

G: Victor Oladipo

G: Darren Collison

Scouting report: The teams met the first week of the season with the Heat winning 112-108 at home behind Goran Dragic’s 23 points. … The Pacers have won 3-of-4 after a four-game losing streak, including a 107-100 victory over Detroit Friday after trailing by 22 points in the third quarter. … The Pacers are third in the league in 3-point percentage (40.0), fifth in overall field goal percentage (47.5) and 10th in scoring (108.4). They are shooting 45.6 percent on threes in the last four games. … Victor Oladipo is among the early favorites for most improved player. The fifth-year forward from Indiana University is averaging 23.1 points and 5.1 rebounds up from 15.9 and 4.3 last season in OKC. Oladipo was acquired in the trade that send Paul George to the Thunder. … The Heat are coming off their biggest road win of the season, 91-88, at Washington. Miami hopes to keep James Johnson going after the reserve forward scored 20 points against the Wizards, three more than his three previous games combined. … Hassan Whiteside has 31 points and 37 rebounds in his last two games. … The Heat are seventh in the league with a defensive rating of 102.4. … The Heat are without swingman Rodney McGruder (stress fracture left leg) and forward Okaro White (broken bone left foot).

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