Heat Vs. Pacers, 2012 NBA Playoffs Game 5: Miami Picks Up 115-83 Victory For 3-2 Series Lead

The Miami Heat lead the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, three games to two, following a 115-83 victory Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Pacers had no answer for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and failed to overcome poor shooting throughout the game.

LeBron James led the Heat's offensive effort with 30 points and nearly finished the game with a triple-double, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing the ball out for eight assists. Dwyane Wade followed with 28 points while Mario Chalmers contributed with 11 rebounds.

The Heat won the rebounding battle, 49-35, and the shooting game, 61.4 percent to 33.7.

Paul George led the Pacers with 11 points while Danny Granger and David West each chipped in 10 points. No other Pacers player scored more than eight points, allowing the points to be spread throughout the bench. But that spread the ball around and allowed the team to make just 30 of 89 shots.

This series continues Thursday in Indiana. ESPN will have the broadcast at 8:00 p.m. ET

For more on the Miami Heat, check out Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. To stay up-to-date on the Indiana Pacers, head over to Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana.

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