The Indiana Pacers stated all the way back in preseason their objective was to get home court in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Heat. They wanted this matchup, on their home floor, in Game 1 and Game 7 if it comes to that. Before Game 1, LeBron James spoke to his team in the huddle, and, knowing the cameras are rolling, had a message for both the Heat and the Pacers.
"All year? You wanted home court all year? Be careful what you wish for, man. Y'all know what this is about, man. They don't like us, we don't like them."
This is about to be one mean series.