Photo: Indiana Pacers set up t-shirts in stadium to look like Indy 500 checkered flag

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The Indiana Pacers did their city proud during Friday’s huge Game 2 win over the Heat, in Miami. Now, the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals heads back to the Midwest, and this blue collar town is pumped to show off some gold swagger.

The team’s Game 3 showdown against the Heat takes place on Sunday, the same day as the Indy 500.

In an effort to commemorate one of the world’s most recognizable races, the organizers of the playoff game lined up Pacers t-shirts in a checkered flag formation around Bankers Life Fieldhouse — and the result is a pretty fantastic aerial shot, if we do say so ourselves.

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