"You've got a 2 seed playing against a 3 seed," Spoelstra said. "That's historically one of the more competitive battles over the years. And that's the way it should be. We had the fourth-best record (in the league), they had the fifth-best record.
"Nothing is going to come easy for either team. You look at it, both teams are shooting under 40 percent."
Which is why the Pacers say they need to get better as well.
"You never want to get too low after a loss or too high after a win," Indiana's Danny Granger said. "We played a good game, but we need to make a lot of improvements on offense and defense."
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