MIAMI (AP) — Defending NBA champion Miami has its hands full with Indiana. Their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final is all tied at 2-2 with Game 5 tonight in Miami. The Heat took the opening game before dropping the second game on the home floor. The series then shifted to Indianapolis and the Heat got a win in the third game before losing the fourth. Following tonight’s contest the series moves back to Indy for Game 6 Saturday while a seventh game would be played in Miami on Monday.
A year ago the Heat and Pacers split the first four games of their playoff series before the Heat blew by Indiana in the fifth game, 115-83. Miami then clinched the series with a win in the next game.
Sitting back, waiting for a shot at the winner, is San Antonio. The Spurs walked all over Memphis to win the Western Conference final in four straight.
Source: Associated Press