Lance Stephenson planted the seeds for tonight’s Heat – Pacers Game 4 several years ago. After giving LeBron James a choke sign in the playoffs several seasons ago, Stephenson was famously ignored by King James. He certainly isn’t being ignored in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals, though, with his pre-Game 4 trash talk getting most of the coverage. Trash talk aside, tonight’s Heat – Pacers game promises to be entertaining. You can watch Heat vs Pacers Game 4 online free in various ways.
The Miami Heat lead the series 2-1 going into tonight’s Game 4, but with the Pacers seemingly back on track tonight’s Heat game could go either way. The Pacers’ Stephenson promises to be a force, having averaged 17.3 points, 6.7 assists and seven rebounds so far in the Eastern Conference finals. He played out of his mind in Game 1, ran over the Heat for most of Game 2 and although he sputtered for parts of Game 3 has been Indiana’s best player in the series.
However, his now-famous statement that LeBron has shown a “sign of weakness” by engaging in his own trash talk against him in the East Finals could backfire. It’s not like James needs any additional motivation to lead his team to within one victory of the Heat’s fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals.
LeBron is bound to get some help in tonight’s Heat game from Dwayne Wade, who’s been lights-out all series long. Wade is shooting 62% from the field in this series, including 23-for-37 from outside the key. Apparently Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s strategy to rest Wade for 23 games during the regular season is paying off. Wade may know his knees are suspect, so he’s taking shots from the outside more and finding ways to earn a nickname other than “Slash,” which he earned by driving to the hoop.
Tonight’s Heat vs Pacers Game 4 is set to tipoff at 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST on ESPN. You can watch Heat vs Pacers Game 4 online free on ESPN‘s website, the ESPN mobile app and on the ESPN app on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Using any of those tools requires you to subscribe to ESPN, though. Another option is to watch tonight’s Heat vs Pacers game on VIP Box, though we aren’t big fans of that outlet.