The final series of the NBA conference Semifinals resumes Saturday night when the Indiana Pacers, holding a 3-2 lead over the New York Knicks, try to close out the series at home at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. If the Pacers win, they will clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2004. If they lose, they will be facing a situation that has to make Pacers fans very uncomfortable -- a Game 7 on the road at Madison Square Garden.
This series has been absolutely brutal to witness and, likely, participate in. It's been reminiscent of the mid-'90s Knicks-Pacers bouts that featured Patrick Ewing and John Starks going toe-to-toe -- sometimes literally -- withReggie Miller, Rik Smits and the Pacers. Game 6 should be more of the same, with hard fouls, low shooting percentages and a final score more resembling a football game than a basketball game.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. ET
Odds: The Indiana Pacers are five-point favorites according to Odds Shark.