Spoelstra, Heat prepare for improved Pacers

MIAMI - The Miami Heat have outscored the Indiana Pacers by a combined 50 points in their previous two meetings this season.

And it doesn't add up to anything entering their third matchup tonight at AmericanAirlines Arena. At least, that's how Heat coach Erik Spoelstra approached it as he talked about Miami's challenge against a Pacers team that's pushing for a top-three seed in the East and ranks among the NBA's top 10 in defensive rebounds and points allowed.