(MIAMI) - The Indiana Pacers return to action this afternoon to face the Miami Heat in South Beach.
The Pacers will be closing a four game road trip today, after having dropped two of three so far. Their most recent defeat came to the Bucks in Milwaukee 104-92 on Thursday night.
Jermaine O'Neal is not expected back anytime soon and Jamaal Tinsley missed Thursday's game with a sore knee.
Indiana remains percentage points ahead of New Jersey for the eighth and final playoff berth in the East.
The Heat enter today's game riding a 15-game losing streak. Miami's latest setback also came on Thursday night when they were edged by the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 90-89.
The Heat will be without center Shaquille O'Neal who is sidelined with a hip injury.
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