A year ago when Miami and Indiana faced off in the postseason, there were blood-drawing hits, flagrant fouls, technical fouls, choke signs being directed toward LeBron James and more than a few sharp-tongued comments.
Here they possibly go again, at least on the comment front.
The Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Pacers won't begin until Wednesday night, but there's already signs that the animosity present throughout last season's Miami-Indiana second-round series will likely return this time around. The first flare-up appeared to arrive Saturday night, when Pacers coach Frank Vogel called the reigning champion Heat ''just the next team that's in our way.''
Predictably, the Heat didn't seem to take that as flattery.
''We're a great team,'' said James, the Heat forward who won the NBA's MVP award for the fourth time this season. ''We're very confident. We'll be ready for them. If we're just another team, you don't prepare, you really don't prepare for just another t...