May 22, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) and Dwyane Wade (3) during the second quarter of game 5 of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Indiana Pacers at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Pacers and Heat meet in Game 6 of their playoff series, with Miami looking to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.
The Pacers and Heat will meet in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series Thursday with Miami looking to advance to the next round. The Heat have won back-to-back games in the series to take a 3-2 lead.
Miami won Game 5 thanks in part to a 30 point, 10 rebound and eight assist performance from LeBron James. For the series, James is averaging 30.4 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game and 6.0 assists per game. Dwyane Wade, Miami's second leading scorer, is averaging 23.2 points per game in the series.
Indiana was outscored 66-43 in the second half of Game 5. They played the entire second half without leading scorer Danny Granger who injured his ankle. Granger did not practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision for Game 6. Granger has struggled in this series, averaging 13.0 points per game. Roy Hibbert enters Game 6 averaging a double-double for the series. Against Miami, Hibbert is averaging 12.4 points per game and 12.2 rebounds per game.
Thursday's Game 6 will be played at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. It is scheduled to tip off at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN.