NBA playoffs preview: Pacers will have Heat's full attention

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LeBron James (left) and Paul George will square off in the East finals for the second year in a row.

LeBron James (left) and Paul George will square off in the East finals for the second year in a row.

Heat in six. That the Pacers have corrected some of their issues won't be enough. Indiana's offense, even on its better days, is still very limited in a playoff setting. Its defense, while better prepared to defend James than most, will still be bent to the will of the best player in basketball. Miami's road to a third straight title is far from certain, but the presence of LeBron, Bosh's added range, Wade's bursts of productivity and a scrappy defense should be enough to secure a fourth consecutive trip to the Finals.