I know the Pacers have stated numerous times they are going for home court advantage. Obviously you will take it if you can get it, but at what point does "selling out" for home court advantage become counterproductive?
My take it lets develop the bench, get Scola's shot right, see what (if anything) Cope can do given time, get Turner comfortable and keep Ian rolling. Lets cut back on starters minutes and make sure they are rested and healthy come playoff time. I mean Paul is banged up, West isn't getting younger and Roy needs something. If we can do this and manage to retain homecourt advantage over Miami, well great. If we can't Miami can have the homecourt but we will be healthy and ready.
Just how deflating would it be though to lost homecourt and face Miami bruised and battered?