Pep rally for Heat

By Ben Kennedy - Reporter
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MIAMI - Heat Fans kicked off a pep rally downtown Miami Tuesday as the team gears up for Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers.

The band, dancers and even Burnie joined Miami-Dade commissioners and Miami Heat alums Tim Hardaway and Alonso Mourning as the home team gears off for tonight's playoff game.

"It's a Heat day every day. We enjoy the winning streak," said Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz.

"They are going to win, 4-0 - clean sweep," said Heat fan Opi Richards.

The big three is down to two, after Chris Bosh got hurt in game one against the Pacers.

"It's going to be a tough series especially with Bosh going down," said Tim Hardaway.

Local 10 reporter Ben Kennedy asked Alonzo Mourning if in Bosh's absence, he would step in to help.

Mourning laughed and replied: "I think we have enough to get it done. I retired for a reason and am very confident in the guys we have on the floor."

At the American Airlines Arena, the Heat got in a last-minute practice and despite the loss of Bosh, plan to heat things up and win the series for their teammate.

"Chris is probably the biggest part of our team, offensive and defensive - we will step up in his absence," said LeBron James.

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