Heading Into AmericanAirlines Arena
The Miami Heat are set to take on the Pacers tonight for game 5 in their series. The series is currently tied 2-2, and both teams will be looking to come out of the gate hot in order to go up in the series.
Miami had a sensational performance in game 4. He scored an impressive 40 points, had 18 rebounds, and had 9 assists. It was one of the best showings he had in the playoffs, which helped Miami win with a final score of 101-93.
Dwayne Wade also had an impressive night in game 4 scoring 30 points with 9 rebounds. They will need the same type of performance from both of these stars since they aren't really getting production from anyone else.
The Pacers couldn't go up 3-1 in the series. In their loss, Granger had 20 points with 5 rebounds, but it was not enough to overcome the great performances from LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. They also failed to utilize Hibbert down in the paint, which is something they will need to correct if they want to go up in the series tonight.
There is a lot on the line for both of these teams. Game 5 has proved pivotal over the history of the NBA, and the winner tonight has a great chance of winning the entire series. NBA fans stayed tuned because this game has the making to be a classic.
Keys To Victory
For the Heat, they will need a repeat performance of their game 4 performances. They will need to LeBron James to score over 30 and they will need Wade to be right behind him. They will also need production from Chalmers and Haslem if they want to do better on their perimeter shooting. They will also need to contain Hibbert down low in order to go up in the series tonight.
For the Pacers, they will need a better performance from Hibbert and Granger will also need to have a breakout game. They will need to contain James and Wade in order to come out the victors tonight.