By Scott Agness
The Pacers earned another business trip to Miami by edging the Heat in Game 5 Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. And while the pressure arguably shifts to the Heat—the last thing they want to do is return to Indianapolis for a decisive Game 7—the Pacers can’t afford any kind of let up.
It’s very likely that Indiana will look to involve center Roy Hibbert early on. When he has made a few buckets and is confident on offense, the players and coaches see that spilling over to the defensive end where he’s the big anchor in the middle. Hibbert answered by posting his second double-double of the series in Game 5.
Roy Hibbert answers questions from reporters after shootaround. "We have to play a perfect and complete game." pic.twitter.com/fFqYB24tEG
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Indiana knows it’s not going to be easy. Miami hasn’t lost consecutive playoff games since the 2012 Conference Finals to Boston. For the Pacers, it’s going to take a near-48 minutes of their best basketball to beat the Heat at home and keep their own Finals hopes alive.
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