May 22, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) leaves the game after injuring his ankle in the third quarter against the Miami Heat during game 5 of the 2012 NBA eastern conference semi-finals at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Danny Granger Will Play In Game 6 Vs. Heat Despite Ankle Sprain

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger will play in Game 6 against the Heat despite suffering a sprained ankle.

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Danny Granger Injury Update: Pacers' Forward Will Play Through Pain In Game 6

With his Indiana Pacers facing elimination, Danny Granger will fight through the pain and play in Game 6 against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, coach Frank Vogel confirmed. Granger suffered a sprained ankle in the Pacers' Game 5 loss on Tuesday night and was spotted in a walking boot, but will play nonetheless.

Granger has struggled thus far in the series, averaging just 13 points a game on 37 percent shooting, but his presence is still vital to a Pacers offense that fell apart in Game 5 once he left the game. At the very least, he is needed to occupy help defenders and make life easier for David West and Roy Hibbert.

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

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