Bosh aiming to be impactful against Pacers

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By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh would have happily played against anybody for a chance to return to the NBA Finals.

But he's particularly thrilled that the opponent is the Indiana Pacers.

Bosh went down in Game 1 of the Miami Heat second-round series against the Pacers a year ago, after getting hurt on a dunk just before halftime. Miami eventually won the series in six games, though it was far from easy.

Bosh says it seems fitting that the Heat will play the Pacers again now, since it was the series that was essentially taken away from him a year ago.

The Heat and Pacers will meet again in the East finals starting Wednesday. And Bosh's matchup against Indiana's 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert is going to likely be a big key to this series.

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